by Moritz Horn (1814 - 1874)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Im Wald, gelehnt am Stamme
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE ITA
Alto-solo:
 Im Wald, gelehnt am Stamme,
 Am alten Eichenbaum,
 Da weilt der Sohn des Försters,
 Versunken wie im Traum.

 Er hat des Müllers Töchterlein
 So lieb, wie Keiner mehr,
 Und wandelt nun im süssen Traum
 Von Liebesglück einher,

 Fragt wohl die Sternenblumen,
 Fragt sie wohl Tag für Tag,
 Und will dem "Ja" nicht glauben,
 Das das Orakel sprach.

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2004-07-30
Line count: 13
Word count: 58

In the forest, leaning against the trunk
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Alto solo:
  In the forest, leaning against the trunk,
  Against the old oak tree,
  There tarries the son of the forester
  As if sunk in dreams.
 
  He loves the miller's daughter
  So deeply, more deeply than anyone,
  And wanders about in sweet dreams
  Of love's joy.
 
  He asks the star-shaped flowers,
  Asks them day and after,
  And doesn't dare to believe the "yes"
  That the oracle uttered.

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This text was added to the website: 2009-09-08
Line count: 13
Word count: 67