by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Gary Bachlund (b. 1947)

Heute geh' ich. Komm ich wieder
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Heute geh' ich.  Komm ich wieder,
Singen wir ganz andre Lieder.
Wo so viel sich hoffen lässt,
Ist der Abschied ja ein Fest.

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  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , "Parting", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2009-12-18
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Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Today I go. Then I return,
As we sing complete other songs.
Where we place hope so greatly,
Is the parting, yes a celebration.


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This text was added to the website: 2010-02-02
Line count: 4
Word count: 24