by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Lau Kanen

Ich wandelte unter den Bäumen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Ich [wandelte]1 unter den Bäumen
mit meinem Gram allein;
da kam das alte Träumen
und schlich [mir ins Herz]2 hinein.

Wer hat euch dies Wörtlein gelehret,
ihr Vöglein in luftiger Höh'?
Schweigt still! wenn mein Herz es höret,
dann tut es noch einmal so weh.

"Es kam ein Jungfräulein gegangen,
die sang es immerfort,
da haben wir Vöglein gefangen
das hübsche, goldne Wort."

Das sollt ihr mir nicht [mehr]3 erzählen,
Ihr Vöglein [wunderschlau]4;
ihr wollt meinem Kummer mir stehlen,
ich aber niemandem trau'.

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1 Dieren: "wanderte"
2 Fanny Mendelssohn: "ins Herz mir"
3 omitted by Rheinberger and Schumann.
4 Rheinberger: "so wunderschlau"

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Ik wandelde onder de bomen", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "I wandered among the trees", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Je déambulais sous les arbres", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Erravo sotto gli alberi", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:33
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Ik wandelde onder de bomen
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Ik wandelde onder de bomen
Met mijn verdriet alleen;
Daar kwam het oude dromen
En sloop mij in 't hart meteen.
 
Hoe kwam je dit woordje ter ore,
O vogels, hoog vliegend zo fijn?
Wees stil! Mocht mijn hart het horen,
Dan doet het nog eens zoveel pijn.
 
"Er is een jong meisje gekomen,
Die zong het steeds maar door,
Toen hebben wij, vogels, vernomen
Dat leuke gouden woord."
 
Dat moet je mij voortaan verhelen,
O vogels, lief gemeen;
Je wilt vast mijn leed mij ontstelen,
Ik echter wantrouw elkeen.

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Text added to the website: 2012-05-14 00:00:00
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