“An Adaptation of Die schöne Müllerin” Lyrics

September 6, 2015  |  Posted by in Die schöne Müllerin

Act 1: Wandering (Das Wandern)

Das Wandern ist des Müllers Lust, Das Wandern (Wandering is the miller’s joy)
Das Wandern ist des Müllers Lust, Das Wandern
Das muß ein schlechterMüller sein (A man isn’t much of a miller)
Dem niemals fiel das Wander ein (If he doesn’t think of wandering)

Das Wandern
Das Wandern
Das Wandern
Das Wandern

We learned it from the stream, Vom Wasser
Vom Wasser haben wir’s gelernt, from water
It doesn’t rest by day or night, and only thinks of wandering

Das Wasser
Das Wasser
Das Wasser
Das Wasser

Sie Tanzen mit den muntern Reihn, Das Wandern (The millstones take part in the merry dance)
Und wollen gar noch schneller sein, O Wandern (And would go faster if they could)
Herr Meister und Frau Meisterin (Master and Mistress Miller)
Laßt mich in Frieden weiterziehn (Give me your leave to go in peace)

Und Wandern
And Wander
Und Wandern
And Wander


Act 2: The Questioner (Neugierige)

The cold was sewn for everything
I move around so comfortably
Like blossoms in a rocky spring

Then I’ll know where hope resides
And then I’ll know where love presides

And If you come for every fall
If you come for every one
For life of one

We live together cozily
Moving out on everyone
Said moving out on everyone, my heart is full of everyone

In a green dew

My darling’s eyes shine bright and blue
The Miller’s daughter bright and blue
Please come out with everything
The sun will shine on everyone

But if I force on everyone,
That would be my darkest fear

Come out come out from your arched doors
Like flowers on the bank

The blue ones


Act 3: My Love! (Mein!)

Wait Love, Wait Love, Wait on Love
Hold back for a cold day later on
You dream your father’s mill stream
You know my walls stop everything
Get ready for me
Move around

Seasons chime
Seasons rhyme
Seasons go
We are nothing, we are nothing in the night!

So cold and tired
I feel cold
Poor lad he owned night and paid a Hunter’s Fee!

You dream but I feel nothing
You see but I know everything
You ride upon light
Without me

Seasons Chime
Seasons Rhyme
Seasons Go
You know nothing, You know nothing but the night.

Oh my love
Oh meine Love
Oh my Love
Oh my love


Act 4: The Favorite Color (Die liebe Farbe)



Act 5: The Water’s Lullaby (Des Baches Wiegenlied)

When you say
When you notice
That your ghost
In the door way
Is a double
In the bar
And you fall
Through a table

In the Dunes
In the doorway
When you yell
And you run
When you wake
With the Sun
With a bottle
With a gun

Its cold on Ice and
Its going on days
When your howling years become
Your howling does

When you say
When you notice
That your ghost
Is the door way
Its a double
Its a bar
And you fall
Through a table

Its cold on Ice and
They don’t kill
When its going on days
And they don’t come


Credits: All English translations of the original text are courtesy of Celia Sgroi. Original lyrics copyright 2015 The Mitchells.

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