by Wilhelm Müller (1794 - 1827)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Am Brunnen vor dem Thore
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT CHI DUT ENG ENG ENG ENG FIN FRE FRI GRE HEB IRI ITA KOR SPA SPA SPA
Am Brunnen vor dem Thore
Da steht ein Lindenbaum:
Ich träumt' in seinem Schatten
So manchen süßen Traum.

Ich schnitt in seine Rinde
So manches liebe Wort;
Es zog in Freud' und Leide
Zu ihm mich immer fort.

Ich mußt' auch heute wandern
Vorbei in tiefer Nacht,
Da hab' ich noch im [Dunkel]1
Die Augen zugemacht.

Und seine Zweige rauschten,
Als riefen sie mir zu:
Komm her zu mir, Geselle,
Hier findst du deine Ruh'!

Die kalten Winde bliesen
Mir grad' in's Angesicht,
Der Hut flog mir vom Kopfe,
Ich wendete mich nicht.

Nun bin ich manche Stunde
Entfernt von jenem Ort,
Und immer hör' ich's rauschen:
Du fändest Ruhe dort!

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Confirmed with Gedichte aus den hinterlassenen Papieren eines reisenden Waldhornisten. Herausgegeben von Wilhelm Müller. Zweites Bändchen. Deßau 1824. Bei Christian Georg Ackermann, pages 83-84; and with Urania. Taschenbuch auf das Jahr 1823. Neue Folge, fünfter Jahrgang. Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus. 1823, pages 214-215.

First published in Urania (see above) as no. 5 of Wanderlieder von Wilhelm Müller. Die Winterreise. In 12 Liedern.

1 Schubert (Neue Gesamtausgabe): "Dunkeln"

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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)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "El til·ler", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CHI Chinese (中文) (Yen-Chiang Che) , "菩提樹", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De lindenboom", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Arthur Rishi) , "The linden tree", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "The linden tree", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Shula Keller) , "The linden tree", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (David Paley) , "The linden tree", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Lehmus", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Le tilleul", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRI Frisian [singable] (Pieter Wiersma) , "De Linebeam", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , "Η φλαμουριά", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) , "עץ התירזה", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , "An crann teile", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Il Tiglio", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • KOR Korean (한국어/조선말) [singable] (곽명규 Myung-Kew Kwack) , "보리수", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Eduardo Borja Illescas) , "El tilo", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Daniel Faure) , "El arbol de tilo", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Saúl Botero Restrepo) , "El tilo", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Ofer Sheinberg , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2018-08-12 01:40:07
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Le tilleul
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
À la fontaine près du portail
Il y a un tilleul ;
À son ombre je fais
Des rêves si doux et si nombreux ;

Je grave dans son écorce
De si nombreux mots d'amour ;
Dans la joie, dans la peine,
Je suis toujours attiré vers lui.

Aujourd'hui aussi je dois passer
Devant lui, au milieu de la nuit,
Là pourtant dans l'obscurité,
J'ai fermé les yeux.

Et ses rameaux murmuraient,
Comme pour m'appeler :
Viens près de moi, compagnon,
Ici tu trouveras ton repos !

Les vents froids soufflaient
Droit sur mon visage ;
Le chapeau s'envola de ma tête,
Je ne me détournai point.

Cela fait maintenant plusieurs heures
Que je suis éloigné de ce lieu,
Et toujours j'entends murmurer :
Là tu trouverais le repos.

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Text added to the website: 2008-12-23 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:02
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