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

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


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2019-05-22 21:39:44
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Ginds op hun graf, daar torent een linde
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Ginds op hun graf, daar torent een linde,
Daar fluiten de vogels in d' avondwinden,
Beschut zit daar onder 't groene blad
Het muldersknechtje met zijn schat.
 
De winden, (zij) waaien zo licht en zo ijzig,
De vogels, (zij) zingen zo zoet, droef en lijzig.
De pratende minnaars, zij vallen stil,
Zij schreien, terwijl geen schreien wil.

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Text added to the website: 2012-12-05 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:06
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