Translation © by Emily Ezust

Ich hör' die Bächlein rauschen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE HEB ITA NOR POR SPA
Ich hör' [die]1 Bächlein rauschen
Im Walde her und hin,
Im Walde in dem Rauschen
Ich weiß nicht, wo ich bin.

Die Nachtigallen schlagen
Hier in der Einsamkeit,
Als wollten sie was sagen
Von [der alten, schönen]2 Zeit.

Die Mondesschimmer fliegen,
Als [seh']3 ich unter mir
Das Schloß im Thale liegen,
[Und ist]4 doch so weit von hier!

Als müßte in dem Garten
Voll Rosen weiß und roth,
[Meine]5 Liebste auf mich warten,
Und ist [doch lange]6 todt.

About the headline (FAQ)

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Joseph Freiherrn von Eichendorff, Verlag von Duncker und Humblot, Berlin, 1837, pages 33-34.

Note: modernized spelling would change "Thale" to "Tale", "roth" to "rot", and "todt" to "tot"

1 Ivers, Stern: "ein"; further changes may exist not shown above
2 Marx: "alter, schöner"
3 Dresel, Jaques-Dalcroze, Marx, Schumann: "säh"
4 Banck: "Ist"
5 Banck: "Mein'"; Dresel: "Die"; Marx: "Der"
6 Marx: "schon lange"; Schumann: "doch so lange"

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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Ontheemd", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "À l'étranger", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) , "בנכר", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "In terra straniera", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "I fremmed land", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Elke Beatriz Riedel) , "Em terras estrangeiras", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Diego S. Loyola) , "En el extranjero", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Johann Winkler

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 16
Word count: 78

I hear the brooklets rushing
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
I hear the brooklets rushing
here and there in the wood.
In the wood, amidst the rushing,
I know not where I am.

The nightingales sing
here in the solitude,
as if they wanted to speak
of fine old times.

The moonbeams dart
and I seem to see below me
a castle lying in the valley -
yet it is so far from here!

It seems as if, in the garden
full of roses white and red,
my sweetheart were waiting for me -
yet she is long since dead.

About the headline (FAQ)

Translation of title "In der Fremde" = "In a foreign place"

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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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 16
Word count: 90