by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Auf ihrem Grab, da steht eine Linde
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA
Auf ihrem Grab, da steht eine Linde,
Drin pfeifen die Vögel [und]1 Abendwinde,
Und [drunter sitzt, auf dem grünen]2 Platz,
[Der]3 Müllersknecht mit seinem Schatz.

Die [Winde, die wehen so lind]4 und so schaurig,
Die [Vögel, die singen]5 so süß und [so]6 traurig:
Die schwatzenden Buhlen, [die]7 werden stumm,
Sie weinen und wissen selbst nicht warum.

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1 Griffes, Schumann: "im"
2 Hiller: "drunten sitzt auf dem grünem"
3 Hiller: "Des"
4 Griffes, Schumann: "Winde wehen so lind", Hiller, Mendelssohn: "Winde weh'n so still"
5 Griffes, Hiller, Mendelssohn, Schumann: "Vögel singen"
6 omitted by Hiller
7 Griffes, Hiller, Mendelssohn, Schumann: "sie"

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

  • CZE Czech (Čeština) [singable] (Otakar Kučera) , no title
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (August Matthijs)
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Ginds op hun graf, daar torent een linde", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Over their grave stands a linden tree", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Constance Bache)
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Garrett Medlock [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2019-05-22 21:39:44
Line count: 8
Word count: 56

Over their grave stands a linden tree
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 Over their grave stands a linden tree,
 in which the birds are piping in the evening wind,
 and on the grass underneath sits
 the miller's boy with his sweetheart.
 
 The wind blows so mildly and eerily,
 the birds sing so sweetly and mournfully:
 the chattering youngsters, they fall silent;
 they weep and they do not know why.

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

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:32
Line count: 8
Word count: 58