Translation © by Emily Ezust

Wer in die Fremde will wandern
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE FRE ITA
Wer in die Fremde will wandern,
Der muß mit der Liebsten gehn,
Es jubeln und lassen die andern
Den Fremden alleine stehn.

Was wisset ihr, [dunkele]1 Wipfel,
Von der alten, schönen Zeit?
Ach, die Heimat hinter den Gipfeln,
Wie liegt sie von hier so weit?

Am liebsten betracht' ich die Sterne,
Die schienen, wie ich ging zu ihr,
Die Nachtigall hör' ich so gerne,
Sie sang vor der Liebsten Tür.

Der Morgen, das ist meine Freude!
Da steig' ich in stiller Stund' 
Auf den höchsten Berg in die Weite,
Grüß dich, Deutschland, aus Herzensgrund!

About the headline (FAQ)

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1 Wolf: "dunkle"

Authorship

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) , "Enyorança", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Mal du pays", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Nostalgia", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:27
Line count: 16
Word count: 94

He who wishes to wander
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
He who wishes to wander
must go with his beloved,
the others will rejoice and leave
the stranger standing alone.

What do you know, dark treetops,
of the good old days?
Ah, my homeland beyond the mountains -
why does it lie so far from here?

I loved most to look at the stars
that shone as I went to her;
I listened happily to the nightingale
as she sang before my beloved's door.

But morning - that is my joy!
In that peaceful hour I climb
up to the highest mountain
and greet you, German Homeland, from the depths of my heart!

About the headline (FAQ)

Translation of title "Heimweh" = "Homesickness"

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

    Emily Ezust permits her translations to be reproduced without prior permission for printed (not online) programs to free-admission concerts only, provided the following credit is given:

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2017-06-02 11:41:18
Line count: 16
Word count: 103