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Diese Wolken in den Höhen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Diese Wolken in den Höhen,
Dieser Vöglein muntrer Zug,
Werden dich, o Huldin, sehen.
Nehmt mich mit im leichten Flug!

Diese Weste werden spielen
Scherzend dir um Wang' und Brust,
In den seidnen Locken wühlen.
Teilt ich mit euch diese Lust!

Hin zu dir von jenen Hügeln
Emsig dieses Bächlein eilt.
Wird ihr Bild sich in dir spiegeln,
Fließ zurück dann unverweilt!

Translation(s): ENG FRE ITA DUT


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 (Lynn Thompson) , title 1: "These clouds in the heights", copyright © 1997, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Fran├žais) (Angelika Frenzel) , title 1: "Ces nuages dans les cieux", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Queste nuvole là in alto", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Deze wolken in het blauwe", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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These clouds in the heights

Language: English

These clouds in the heights,
These birds gaily passing,
Will see you, my beloved.
Take me with you on your light flight!

These west winds will play
Joking with you about your cheek and breast,
In the silky curls will dig.
I share with you this pleasure!

There to you from this hill
Busily, the little brook hurries.
If your image is reflected in it,
Flow back without delay!

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    * Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 1997 by Lynn Thompson <
    l-thompson (AT) wiu (DOT) edu>
    , (re)printed on this website with kind permission. Please contact the copyright-holder(s) when requesting permission to reprint and be sure to give proper credit, which MUST include the copyright symbol ©

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.