by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Lau Kanen

Klage
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
Trauer umfließt mein Leben,
Hoffnungslos mein Streben,
Stets in Gluth und Beben
Schleicht mir hin das Leben.
O! nimmer trag ich's länger.

Leiden und Schmerzen wühlen
Mir in den Gefühlen,
Keine Lüfte kühlen
Banger Ahndung [Fühlen]1.
O! nimmer trag ich's länger!

Nur ferner Tod kann heilen
Solcher Schmerzen Weilen,
Wo sich die Pforten theilen,
Werd' ich wieder heilen.
O! nimmer trag ich's länger.

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Note: Text confirmed with Schubert's autograph (clean copy), Vienna City Library, call number Mus.Hs.L14.Münze.2.

1 Old editions have "Schwülen" contrary to Schubert's manuscript.

Authorship

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) , "Plany", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Klaaglied", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Lament", copyright © 2008
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Plainte", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 15
Word count: 63

Klaaglied
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Droefheid doorstroomt mijn leven,
Hopeloos is mijn streven,
Steeds in koorts en beven
Glipt mij weg het leven;
O, ik verdraag 't niet langer!
 
Leed en smarten woelen
Om en om mijn voelen,
En geen winden koelen
't Angstig voorgevoelen;
O, ik verdraag 't niet langer!
 
Slechts verre dood kan helen
Mijn kwetsuren vele;
Waar zich de poorten delen
Zal ik pas weer helen;
O, ik verdraag 't niet langer!

Authorship

  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2010 by Lau Kanen, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., please ask the copyright-holder(s) directly.

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This text was added to the website: 2010-08-26
Line count: 15
Word count: 70