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Die Post

by Franz Schubert From Winterreise (1827) D911

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Die Post
German source: Wilhelm Müller

Von der Strasse her ein Posthorn klingt. 
Was hat es, dass es so hoch aufspringt, 
Mein Herz?

Die Post bringt keinen Brief für dich. 
Was drängst du denn so wunderlich, 
Mein Herz?

Nun ja, die Post kommt aus der Stadt, 
Wo ich ein liebes Liebchen hatt’, 
Mein Herz!

Willst wohl einmal hinüberseh'n, 
Und fragen, wie es dort mag geh'n, 
Mein Herz?

The Post
English translation © Richard Wigmore

A posthorn sounds from the road. 
Why is it that you leap so high, 
my heart?

The post brings no letter for you. 
Why, then, do you surge so strangely, 
my heart?

But yes, the post comes from the town 
where I once had a beloved sweetheart, 
my heart!

Do you want to peep out
and ask how things are there, 
my heart?

Die Post
German source: Wilhelm Müller

The Post
English source: Richard Wigmore

Von der Strasse her ein Posthorn klingt. 
A posthorn sounds from the road. 
Was hat es, dass es so hoch aufspringt, 
Why is it that you leap so high, 
Mein Herz?
my heart?

Die Post bringt keinen Brief für dich. 
The post brings no letter for you. 
Was drängst du denn so wunderlich, 
Why, then, do you surge so strangely, 
Mein Herz?
my heart?

Nun ja, die Post kommt aus der Stadt, 
But yes, the post comes from the town 
Wo ich ein liebes Liebchen hatt’, 
where I once had a beloved sweetheart, 
Mein Herz!
my heart!

Willst wohl einmal hinüberseh'n, 
Do you want to peep out
Und fragen, wie es dort mag geh'n, 
and ask how things are there, 
Mein Herz?
my heart?

Composer

Franz Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert was an late Classical and early Romantic composer. He produced a vast oeuvre during his short life, composing more the 600 vocal works (largely Lieder), and well as several symphonies, operas, and a large body of piano music. He…

Poet

Wilhelm Müller

Johann Ludwig Wilhelm Müller was a German lyric poet. Wilhelm Müller was born on October 7, 1794 at Dessau, the son of a tailor. He was educated at the gymnasium of his native town and at the University of Berlin, where he devoted himself to…

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