Translation © by Emily Ezust

Vorüber
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Ich legte mich unter den Lindenbaum,
  In dem die Nachtigall schlug;
Sie sang mich in den süßesten Traum,
  Der währte auch lange genug.

Denn nun ich erwache, nun ist sie fort,
  Und welk bedeckt mich das Laub;
Doch leider noch nicht, wie am dunklern Ort,
  Verglühte Asche der Staub.

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Past", copyright ©
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Voorbij", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Passé", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 49

Past
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
I lay myself down beneath the linden tree,
  In which the nightingale was singing;
She sang me into the sweetest dream,
  Which lasted quite a long time.

But now I've awakened, and she is gone;
  And I am covered with wilted leaves,
But sadly not yet, as in that darker place,
  Does dust cover [these] burned-out ashes.

Last line revised 2009/11/04 thanks to a kind suggestion by Kelly Dean Hansen

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

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    from the LiederNet Archive -- https://www.lieder.net/

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 57