A pine tree stands lonely.

Text by Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)
Set by

  • Robert Franz (1815-1892), op. 16 no. 3 "Der Fichtenbaum", published in 1856.
  • Franz (Ferencz) Liszt (1811-1886)
  • Joseph Marx (1882-1964), 1908
  • Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel (1805-1847), "Fichtenbaum und Palme" (1838)

Translated into English by Joseph Massaad 

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A pine tree stands in the North
Lonely over balding heights;
It snoozes; it is covered
With a white blanket of snow and ice.

It dreams of a lonely palm tree,
Which in the Orient, far away
Over a burning rock face
Silently mourns in dismay.