Der Schatzgräber
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA
Wenn alle Wälder schliefen,
Er an zu graben hub,
Rastlos in Berges Tiefen
Nach einem Schatz er grub.

Die Engel Gottes sangen
Dieweil in stiller Nacht,
Wie rote Augen drangen
Metalle aus dem Schacht.

"Und wirst doch mein", und grimmer
Wühlt er und wühlt hinab!
Da stürzen Steine und Trümmer
Über den Narren herab.

Hohnlachen wild erschallte 
Aus der verfallnen [Kluft]1,
Der Engelsang verhallte
Wehmütig in der Luft.

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1 Schumann: "Gruft"

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De schatgraver", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The treasure-seeker", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le chercheur de trésor", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Il cercatore di tesori", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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