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Dort unten in der Mühle

Language: German

Dort unten in der Mühle
Saß ich in süßer Ruh'
Und sah dem Räderspiele
Und sah den Wassern zu.

Sah zu der blanken Säge,
Es war mir wie ein Traum,
Die bahnte lange Wege
In einen Tannenbaum.

Die Tanne war wie lebend,
In Trauermelodie
Durch alle Fasern bebend
Sang diese Worte sie:

Du kehrst zur rechten Stunde,
O Wanderer, hier ein,
Du bist's, für den die Wunde
Mir dringt ins Herz hinein!

Du bist's, für den wird werden,
Wenn kurz gewandert du,
Dies Holz im Schoß der Erden
Ein Schrein zur langen Ruh'.

Vier Bretter sah ich fallen,
Mir ward's  ums Herze schwer,
Ein Wörtlein wollt' ich lallen,
Da ging das Rad nicht mehr.



Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Submitted by Sharon Krebs

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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 (David Kenneth Smith) , title 1: "The wanderer in the sawmill", copyright © 1996, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Le voyageur à la scierie", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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