by Friedrich von Schiller (1759 - 1805)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Ihr Matten, lebt wohl
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA SPA
Ihr Matten, lebt wohl,
Ihr sonnigen Weiden!
Der Senne muß scheiden,
Der Sommer ist hin.

Wir fahren zu Berg, wir kommen wieder,
Wenn der Kuckuck ruft, wenn erwachen die Lieder,
Wenn mit Blumen die Erde sich kleidet neu,
Wenn die Brünnlein fließen im lieblichen Mai.

Ihr Matten, lebt wohl,
Ihr sonnigen Weiden!
Der Senne muß scheiden,
Der Sommer ist hin.

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "El pastor", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Afscheid van de alpenherder", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "You meadows, farewell, you sunny pasturelands!", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Arthur Westbrook) , "The herdsman"
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Vous alpages, adieu", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Il commiato del pastore", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Juan Henríquez Concepción) , 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 10:01:49
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Word count: 60

Vous alpages, adieu
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Vous alpages, adieu,
Vous prairies ensoleillées !
Le pâtre doit partir,
L'été est fini.

Nous voyageons vers la montagne, nous revenons
Quand le coucou appelle, quand les chants s'éveillent,
Quand la terre s'habille à nouveau de fleurs,
Quand les petites sources coulent dans le charmant mois de Mai.

Vous alpages, adieu,
Vous prairies ensoleillées !
Le pâtre doit partir,
L'été est fini.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2009 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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Text added to the website: 2009-12-09 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:28
Line count: 12
Word count: 62