In der Fremde (Robert Schumann)

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  • (Posted 2010-10-12)  CPDL #22444:     
Editor: Burkhart M. Schürmann (submitted 2010-10-12).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 82 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Originally composed for solo voice and piano, arranged for three voices (SAT) and piano by Burkhart M. Schürmann.

General Information

Title: In der Fremde
Larger work: Liederkreis, opus 39
Composer: Robert Schumann
Lyricist: Joseph von Eichendorff

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAT
Genre: SecularLied

Language: German
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1840

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

Aus der Heimat hinter den Blitzen rot
Da kommen die Wolken her,
Aber Vater und Mutter sind lange tot,
Es kennt mich dort keiner mehr.

Wie bald, ach wie bald kommt die stille Zeit,
Da ruhe ich auch, und über mir
Rauscht die schöne Waldeinsamkeit,
Und keiner kennt mich mehr hier.

English.png English translation

Where once at home I laid my head
stormclouds fill the air,
but Father and Mother are long since dead
and no one remembers me there.

How soon, how soon and with what ease
the time of rest draws near:
the wind will rustle through the trees
and none will remember me here.

Translation by Mick Swithinbank