Text by Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)
Translated into English by Joseph Massaad
deutsch - franšais
At slow pace,
across the valley,
Sadly rode a horseman brave:
" Ah! Do I travel to my mistress's arms,
Or to the darksome grave? "
The mountain echo answer gave:
" The darksome grave! "
And further still the horseman rode,
The weary horseman wept a tear,