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Wanderer

Language: German

Die Straßen, die ich gehe,
so oft ich um mich sehe,
sie bleiben fremd doch mir.
Herberg', wo ich möcht weilen,
ich kann sie nicht ereilen,
weit, weit ist sie von hier.

So fremd mir anzuschauen
sind diese Städt' und Auen,
die Burgen stumm und tot;
doch fern Gebirge ragen,
die meine Heimat tragen,
ein ewig Morgenrot.



Translation(s): ENG FRE

Note: also published without a title in chapter 14 of Die Heimatlosen

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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) , "The roadways which I wander", copyright © 1996, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Pierre Mathé) , "Voyageur", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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The roadways which I wander

Language: English

The roadways which I wander -
so oft I look around me -
still strange they seem to me.
Lodging, where I would shelter,
I can not quite arrive there,
far, far it is from here.

So alien they seem to me
these cities and these meadows,
 the castles mute and dead;
yet far the mountains tower
where lies my native homeland,
an endless rising sun.



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