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Am Wildbach die Weiden, Die schwanken Tag und Nacht. Die Liebe von uns beiden Hat Gott so fest gemacht. Am Wildbach die Weiden, Die haben nicht Wort und Ton. Wenn sich die Augen besprechen, So wissen die Herzen davon.
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- by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914), no title, appears in Der Jungbrunnen: Neue Märchen von einem fahrenden Schüler, in Das Märchen von Blindekuh, first published 1850 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):
- by Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897), "Vier Lieder aus dem Jungbrunnen III", op. 44 (Zwölf Lieder und Romanzen für Frauenchor a capella oder mit willk. Pianofortebegleitung) no. 9 (1859-60?), published 1867 [ SSAA chorus with optional piano ], Leipzig, Rieter-Biedermann [sung text not yet checked]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Quatre cançons de la Font de la Joventut III", copyright © 2022, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (Kelly Dean Hansen) , "The willows on the Wildbach", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website: 2005-08-29
Line count: 8
Word count: 39
The willows on the Wildbach Sway constantly both night and day. The love between us two Was made just as firm by God. The willows on the Wildbach Do not have words or sounds. When our eyes speak to each other, Our hearts will also know of it.
- Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2010 by Kelly Dean Hansen, (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.
- a text in German (Deutsch) by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914), no title, appears in Der Jungbrunnen: Neue Märchen von einem fahrenden Schüler, in Das Märchen von Blindekuh, first published 1850
This text was added to the website: 2010-10-22
Line count: 8
Word count: 48