by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Klage
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
Trauer umfließt mein Leben,
Hoffnungslos mein Streben,
Stets in Gluth und Beben
Schleicht mir hin das Leben.
O! nimmer trag ich's länger.

Leiden und Schmerzen wühlen
Mir in den Gefühlen,
Keine Lüfte kühlen
Banger Ahndung [Fühlen]1.
O! nimmer trag ich's länger!

Nur ferner Tod kann heilen
Solcher Schmerzen Weilen,
Wo sich die Pforten theilen,
Werd' ich wieder heilen.
O! nimmer trag ich's länger.

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Note: Text confirmed with Schubert's autograph (clean copy), Vienna City Library, call number Mus.Hs.L14.Münze.2.

1 Old editions have "Schwülen" contrary to Schubert's manuscript.

Authorship

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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Plany", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Klaaglied", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Lament", copyright © 2008
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Plainte", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2017-07-19 04:54:58
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Plainte
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
L'affliction nimbe  ma vie,
Sans espoirs sont mes efforts,
Toujours dans l'ardeur et les tremblements
Se glisse ma vie loin de moi ;
Oh, je ne peux plus le supporter !

Le chagrin et la douleur creusent
Dans mes sentiments,
Aucune brise ne rafraîchit
Ma crainte, mon pressentiment, mon anxiété.
Oh, je ne peux plus le supporter !

Seule la mort éloignée peut soigner
De tels moments de douleur :
Quand les portes s'ouvriront
Je serai guéri à nouveau ;
Oh, je ne peux plus le supporter !

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2011 by Guy Laffaille, (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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Text added to the website: 2011-05-03 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:21
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