by Wilhelm Müller (1794 - 1827)
Translation Singable translation by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Mein!
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FIN FRE GRE ITA KOR POR
Bächlein, laß dein Rauschen sein!
Räder, stellt eu'r Brausen ein!
All ihr muntern Waldvögelein,
Groß und klein,
Endet eure Melodein!
Durch den Hain
Aus und ein
Schalle heut' ein Reim allein:
Die geliebte Müllerin ist mein!
Mein!
Frühling, sind das alle deine Blümelein?
Sonne, hast du keinen hellern Schein?
Ach, so muß ich ganz allein,
Mit dem seligen Worte mein,
Unverstanden in der weiten Schöpfung sein!

Confirmed with Gedichte aus den hinterlassenen Papieren eines reisenden Waldhornisten. Herausgegeben von Wilhelm Müller. Erstes Bändchen. Zweite Auflage. Deßau 1826. Bei Christian Georg Ackermann, page 27; and with Sieben und siebzig Gedichte aus den hinterlassenen Papieren eines reisenden Waldhornisten. Herausgegeben von Wilhelm Müller. Dessau, 1821. Bei Christian Georg Ackermann, page 28.

First published in a substantially different version with the title Das schönste Lied in 1818 in Der Gesellschafter oder Blätter für Geist und Herz, 86stes Blatt; see below.


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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Meva!", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Mijn!", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Mine!", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , "Mine!", first published 1855
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Minun !", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "À moi !", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Athanasios Papaisiou) , "Δική μου", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Mia", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • KOR Korean (한국어/조선말) [singable] (곽명규 Myung-Kew Kwack) , "내 것!", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Caê Vieira) , "Minha!", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2017-11-14 02:40:50
Line count: 15
Word count: 66

Mine!
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Streamlet, wherefore dost thou flow,
Millwheel, why thy murmurs low,
Merry birds, why rise your strains,
O'er woods and plains,
Or your voices sweet,
in cadence meet,
If you mean not to join
with your lays the tale divine,
That the maiden of my heart is mine.

Spring may shine in gladness o'er field and flow'r,
Earth may bloom beneath its cheering pow'r,
But though Nature's brightest hues
with the morning beam combine
She has no joy to equal mine. 

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Researcher for this text: Harry Joelson

Text added to the website: 2008-11-26 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:01
Line count: 14
Word count: 80