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Da lieg‘ich unter den Bäumen (1839) Op 84


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Drei Lieder (Op 84)


Da lieg‘ich unter den Bäumen

Da lieg’ ich unter den Bäumen,
Trüb’ ist mein Herz mir und schwer.
O sage, sag’ mir getreulich,
Mein Herz, was drückt dich so sehr?
Der Himmel ist düster umzogen,
Die Winde so schaurig weh’n,
Das bringt mir düst’re Gedanken
Drum muss in Trauer ich geh’n.
Du hast die Freude verlassen,
Es schweift in der Ferne dein Blick,
O komm zurück zu den Frohen,
O kehr’ den Deinen zurück!
Es hat mich die Freude verlassen
Wo alles erstirbt in dem Hain,
Schon sinkt die herbstliche Sonne,
Bald bricht das Dunkel herein.
Lass schwinden die Tage der Wonne,
Lass fallen die Blätter herab!
Sie kehren ja alle dir wieder,
Verjüngt aus dunkelem Grab.
Wohl klärt sich der Himmel, die Sonne ersteht,
Es verjüngt sich der Hain,
Mein Hoffen schwand und ersteht nicht,
Das mag meine Trauer wohl sein.

There I lie beneath the trees

There I lie beneath the trees,
My heart is sad and heavy.
O tell me, tell me truly,
My heart, what oppresses you so sorely?
The sky has clouded over,
The winds blow so eerily,
Bringing me gloomy thoughts –
So I must mourn wherever I go.
You have abandoned joy,
You gaze into the distance,
O return to those who are content,
O come back to your own kind!
Happiness has abandoned me,
Now everything in the grove is dying,
The autumn sun’s already setting,
Darkness will soon come.
Let the days of rapture vanish,
Let the leaves fall!
They shall all return to you,
Rejuvenated from their dark grave.
The sky is clearing, the sun rises,
The grove is rejuvenated,
My hope vanished and does not rise again,
That must be the cause of my sorrow.

Composer

Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (3 February 1809 – 4 November 1847), brother of Fanny Mendelssohn and grandson of Haskalah and Enlightenment philosopher Moses Mendelssohn, was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period. Mendelssohn's compositions include symphonies, concertos, piano music and chamber music. 

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