by Ludwig Rellstab (1799 - 1860)
Translation Singable translation by Charles Fonteyn Manney (1872 - 1951)

Es rauschen die Winde
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FRE ITA
Es rauschen die Winde
So herbstlich und kalt;
Verödet die Fluren,
Entblättert der Wald.
Ihr blumigen Auen!
Du sonniges Grün!
So welken die Blüthen
Des Lebens dahin. 

Es ziehen die Wolken
So finster und grau;
Verschwunden die Sterne
Am himmlischen Blau!
Ach, wie die Gestirne
Am Himmel entfliehn,
So sinket die Hoffnung
Des Lebens dahin!

Ihr Tage des Lenzes
Mit Rosen geschmückt,
Wo ich [den Geliebten]1
An's Herze gedrückt!
Kalt über den Hügel
Rauscht, Winde, dahin!
So sterben die Rosen
[Der Liebe]2 dahin.

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Ludwig Rellstab. Erstes Bändchen. Berlin, bei Friedrich Laue. 1827, pages 106-107.

1 Lachner, Schubert (Alte Gesamtausgabe): "die Geliebte"
2 Schubert (Neue Gesamtausgabe): "Des Lebens"

See also this setting by Pentenrieder titled Herbst


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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Herfst", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Charles Fonteyn Manney) , "The winds of autumn", first published 1911
  • ENG English [singable] (David Paley) , "Autumn", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Automne", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Antonio Zencovich) , "Autunno", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 24
Word count: 83

The winds of autumn
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The winds of autumn
Blow cold o'er the lea,
They blight all the flowers,
They strip every tree.
O where, verdant meadows,
Thy sun-kiss'd array?
Thus life's fairest blossoms
Must wither away.

How gray and o'erwhelming
The cloud-masses come,
And blot out the starlight
In heaven's blue dome.
No more is the darkness
Dispell'd by each ray,
Thus hope in the bosom
Must vanish away.

O days of past springtime,
When roses were fair,
When close to my fond heart
I held thee, my dear!
Cold blows now the wind,
Drives the dead leaves away.
Thus love's tender roses
Soon fade and decay.

From a Liszt score.

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This text was added to the website: 2011-04-13
Line count: 24
Word count: 103