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Auf dem Rhein

Language: German (Deutsch)

Auf deinem Grunde haben
Sie an verborgnem Ort
Den goldnen Schatz begraben,
Der Nibelungen Hort.

Ihn wahren deine Wellen
Bis an den Jüngsten Tag,
Zu der geheimen Stellen
Kein Räuber dringen mag.

Mir ward ins Herz gesenket
Ein Schatz, gleich wie dem Rhein,
Er ist darin ertränket,
Wird ewig drinnen sein.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Op de Rijn", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "On the Rhine", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Sur le Rhin", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Sul Reno", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:35
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Sur le Rhin

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Dans tes profondeurs tu as enterré
En un endroit secret
Le trésor doré,
Le trésor des Nibelungen.

Tes vagues le protège
Jusqu'au jugement dernier,
Dans cet endroit secret
Aucun voleur ne peut pénétrer.

Moi aussi j'ai enseveli dans mon cœur
Un trésor, comme le Rhin,
Il s'est noyé là,
Et y restera pour toujours.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2013 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Text added to the website: 2013-12-01.
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