by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation Singable translation by August Matthijs

Auf ihrem Grab, da steht eine Linde
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Auf ihrem Grab, da steht eine Linde,
Drin pfeifen die Vögel [und]1 Abendwinde,
Und [drunter sitzt, auf dem grünen]2 Platz,
[Der]3 Müllersknecht mit seinem Schatz.

Die [Winde, die wehen so lind]4 und so schaurig,
Die [Vögel, die singen]5 so süß und [so]6 traurig:
Die schwatzenden Buhlen, [die]7 werden stumm,
Sie weinen und wissen selbst nicht warum.

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1 Griffes, Schumann: "im"
2 Hiller: "drunten sitzt auf dem grünem"
3 Hiller: "Des"
4 Griffes, Schumann: "Winde wehen so lind", Hiller, Mendelssohn: "Winde weh'n so still"
5 Griffes, Hiller, Mendelssohn, Schumann: "Vögel singen"
6 omitted by Hiller
7 Griffes, Hiller, Mendelssohn, Schumann: "sie"

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2021, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CZE Czech (Čeština) [singable] (Otakar Kučera) , no title
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (August Matthijs)
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Ginds op hun graf, daar torent een linde", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Over their grave stands a linden tree", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Constance Bache)
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Garrett Medlock [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 56

Rond beider graf daar droomen er linden
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Rond beider graf daar droomen er linden,
Daar kweelen de voglen en d'avondwinden
En onder 't loof zitten zalig neer
De muldersknecht en 't bruidje teer.

De windjes die kreunen door boomen en hagen,
De vogelen alle, ze treuren en klagen,
De blijde geliefden, zijn worden stom,
Zij weenen, en weten zelv'niet waarom.

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Researcher for this text: Hanne-Joost Peeters

This text was added to the website: 2009-02-15
Line count: 8
Word count: 53