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O brich nicht, Steg, du zitterst sehr!

Language: German (Deutsch)

O brich nicht, Steg, du zitterst sehr!
O stürz' nicht, Fels, du dräuest schwer!
Welt, geh' nicht unter, Himmel, fall' nicht ein,
[Eh]1 ich mag bei der Liebsten sein!

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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1 Brahms: "Bis"

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) , "Naar huis terug", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The journey home", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Retour à la maison", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:52
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Naar huis terug

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

O, breek niet, brug, je trilt zozeer!
O, zware rots, val toch niet neer!
Blijf draaien, wereld, hemel, stort niet in,
Tot ik ben bij die ik bemin!

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Ludwig Uhland (1787 - 1862), "Heimkehr", written 1811, appears in Lieder, in Wanderlieder, no. 9, first published 1815 ENG FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): C. Altenburg, Johannes Brahms, Carl Collischonn, Friedrich Curschmann, Friedrich August Dressler, Wilhelm Eckardt, H. Fuchs, Friedrich Gernsheim, Franz Xaver Gruber, Henry Hepple, F. Hernandez, Heinrich Karl Johann Hofmann, Gustave Léon Huberti, Theodor Kewitsch, Conradin Kreutzer, Johann Friedrich Bonneval de La Trobe, Eugenio di Pirani, Gustav Pressel, Franz Radnitzky, Franz Joseph Schütky, Ferdinand Sieber. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2013-12-21.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:27
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