I first heard "Der Lindenbaum (Am Brunnen vor dem Tore)" sung by the The King's Singers
on their LP Die King's Singers singen deutsche Volkslieder
. In Germany this song can generally be found as a standard and performed in mixed choirs. This song is one of my German favourites and if on the seldom occasions when asked to sing "something in German", then "Der Lindenbaum" gets a rare old belting from me (at least I
always enjoy it!). The version that I play and sing can be found in Lieder, Songs und Gospels 1
The tune was written by Franz Schubert
, famously adapted by Friedrich Silcher
and the words by Wilhelm Müller.