by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914)
Translation © by Kelly Dean Hansen

Am Wildbach die Weiden
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
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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Authorship

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 [
     text not verified 
    ]

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Kelly Dean Hansen) , title 1: "The willows on the Wildbach", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title unknown, copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2005-08-29
Line count: 8
Word count: 39

The willows on the Wildbach
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
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. 

Authorship

  • 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.
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This text was added to the website: 2010-10-22
Line count: 8
Word count: 48