Translation © by Emily Ezust

Da fahr' ich still im Wagen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Da fahr' ich still im Wagen,
Du bist so weit von mir, 
Wohin er mich mag tragen,
Ich bleibe doch bei dir.

Da fliegen Wälder, Klüfte
Und schöne Täler tief
Und Lerchen hoch in Lüften,
Als ob dein' Stimme rief.

Die Sonne lustig scheinet
Weit über das Revier,
Ich bin so froh verweinet,
Und singe still in mir.

Vom Berge geht's hinunter,
Das Posthorn schallt im Grund,
Mein' Seel' wird mir so munter,
Grüß' dich aus Herzensgrund.

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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):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "I travel silently in the coach", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Dans la voiture, je voyage en silence", copyright © 2009, (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: 77

I travel silently in the coach
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
I travel silently in the coach -
you are so far from me -
but wherever it might take me,
I remain still with you.

There fly by forests, gorges
and lovely deep valleys,
and larks high in the sky,
as if your voice were calling.

The sun shines merrily
far beyond the area;
I am so happy and so tearful,
and I sing silently inside.

From the mountains, the path goes downward,
the posthorn rings out below;
my soul grows so cheerful
and I greet you from the bottom of my heart.

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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    from the LiederNet Archive -- https://www.lieder.net/

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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: 93