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Mädchen von Kola, du schläfst!

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Mädchen von Kola, du schläfst!
Um dich schweigen die blauen Ströme Selmas!
Sie trauren um dich, den letzten Zweig
von Thruthils Stamm!

Wann [erstehst]1 du wieder in deiner Schöne?
Schönste der [Mädchen]2 in Erin!
Du schläfst im Grabe langen Schlaf,
dein Morgenrot ist ferne!

Nimmer, o nimmer kommt [mehr]3 die Sonne
weckend an deine Ruhestätte: "Wach auf!
Wach auf, Darthula!
Frühling ist draußen!

"Die Lüfte säuseln, 
Auf grünen Hügeln,  holdseliges Mädchen, 
Weben die Blumen!
Im Hain wallt sprießenden Laub!"

Auf immer, auf immer, so [weiche denn]4, Sonne,
Dem Mädchen von Kola, sie schläft!
Nie ersteht sie wieder in ihrer Schöne!
Nie siehst du sie lieblich wandeln mehr.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE SPA

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1 Seckendorff: "erscheinst"
2 Brahms: "Schönen"
3 Brahms: "dir"
4 Seckendorff: "weichst du dann"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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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) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Darthula's Grave Song", copyright © 2005
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant de mort de Darthula", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Helga Jost-Weyer) , "Canto fúnebre de Dárthula", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-11-04 00:00:00.

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Canto fúnebre de Dárthula

Language: Spanish (Español) after the German (Deutsch)

Doncella de Kola, ¡tu duermes!
A tu alrededor callan los azules ríos de Selma!
Ellos llevan luto por ti, rama última, tú,
De la estirpe de Truthil !

¿Cuándo resurgirás en tu hermosura?
Tú, la más bella entre las doncellas de Erín!
Duermes largo sueño en tu tumba,
¡Lejos está tu crepúsculo!

Nunca, oh nunca más volverá el sol 
Para llamar a tu morada: “¡Despierta!
Despierta, Dárthula!
¡Fuera ya es primavera!

“Las brisas susurran.
En las verdes colinas, linda doncella, 
¡las flores tejiendo están!”
En la floresta se ondula el follaje en flor.
Para siempre, para siempre, cede, pues, oh sol, 
¡la muchacha de Kola duerme!
¡Nunca más volverá a resucitar en su hermosura!
¡Nunca más tú la verás pasear, linda y encantadora!

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