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Der Müller und der Bach

Language: German

Der Müller:
 Wo ein treues Herze
 In Liebe vergeht,
 Da welken die Lilien
 Auf jedem Beet;

 Da muß in die Wolken
 Der Vollmond gehn,
 Damit seine Tränen
 Die Menschen nicht sehn;

 Da halten die Englein
 Die Augen sich zu
 Und schluchzen und singen
 Die Seele [zu]1 Ruh'.

Der Bach:
 Und wenn sich die Liebe
 Dem Schmerz entringt,
 Ein Sternlein, ein neues,
 Am Himmel erblinkt;

 Da springen drei Rosen,
 [Halb rot, halb weiß]2,
 Die welken nicht wieder,
 Aus Dornenreis.

 Und die Engelein schneiden
 Die Flügel sich ab
 Und gehn alle Morgen
 Zur Erde [hinab]3.

Der Müller:
 Ach Bächlein, liebes Bächlein,
 Du meinst es so gut:
 Ach Bächlein, aber weißt du,
 Wie Liebe tut?

 Ach unten, da unten
 Die kühle Ruh!
 Ach Bächlein, liebes Bächlein,
 So singe nur zu.



Translation(s): ENG SPA DUT ITA FRE CAT KOR FIN

View original text (without footnotes)
1 Schubert: "zur"
2 Schubert: "Halb rot und halb weiß"
3 Schubert: "herab"

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The Miller and the Brook", copyright ©
    * SPA Spanish (Pilar Lirio) (Uta Weber) , "El molinero y el arroyo", copyright © 1997, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * DUT Dutch [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De molenaar en de beek", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Il mugnaio e il ruscello", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Guy Laffaille) , "Le meunier et le ruisseau", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * CAT Catalan (Salvador Pila) , "El moliner i el rierol", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * KOR Korean [singable] (곽명규 Myung-Kew Kwack) , "물방아꾼과 시냇물", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FIN Finnish (Erkki Pullinen) , "Mylläri ja puro", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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