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Wein' an den Felsen der brausenden Winde

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Wein' an den Felsen der brausenden Winde,
Weine, [Mädchen]1 von Inistore!
Beug' über die Wogen Dein schönes Haupt,
Lieblicher Du als der Geist der Berge,
Wenn er um Mittag in einem Sonnenstrahl
Ueber das Schweigen von Morven fährt. 
Er ist gefallen, Dein Jüngling liegt darnieder,
Bleich sank er unter Cuthullins Schwert.
Nimmer wird Muth deinen Liebling mehr reizen,
Das Blut von Königen zu vergießen.
Trenar, der liebliche Trenar starb,
O Mädchen von Inistore!
Seine grauen Hunde heulen daheim,
Sie sehen seinen Geist vorüberziehn
Sei Bogen hängt ungespannt in der Halle,
Nichts regt sich auf der Haide der Rehe.

Translation(s): CAT DUT FRE ITA

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Confirmed with Ossian. Rhythmisch bearbeitet von Eduard Brinckmeier. Braunschweig, Verlag von Oehme & Müller. 1839, page 60.

1 Brahms: "o Mädchen"

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Cant de Fingal", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Gezang uit Ossians 'Fingal'", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Jacques Jobard) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Gianni Franceschi) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2004-01-18.
Last modified: 2017-06-24 15:22:06
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Cant de Fingal

Language: Catalan (Català) after the German (Deutsch)

Plora damunt el penyal dels vents bramulants,
plora, oh donzella d’Inistore! 
Vincla la teva formosa testa damunt les onades,
tu ets més gràcil que l’esperit de les muntanyes
quan ell a migjorn, en un raig de sol,
llisca damunt el silenci de Morven.
Ha estat abatut, el teu jovencell jau a terra,
pàl·lid, caigué sota l’espasa de Cuthullin.
Mai més el coratge incitarà el teu estimat
a vessar la sang dels reis.
Trenar, el gentil Trenar és mort,
oh donzella d’Inistore!
A casa, els seus gossos grisos udolen,
veuen passar el seu esperit.
El seu arc sense tibar està penjat a l’estança,
res es belluga  a l’ermàs dels cabirols.

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Text added to the website: 2016-01-20.
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