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Nun schwillt der See so bang

Language: German (Deutsch)

Nun schwillt der See so bang, 
so zärtlich sacht;
Vom blauen Ufer Gesang 
steigt in die Nacht.

Mein Boot nimmt flutenwärts schwebenden Lauf.
Da hebt, da hebt sich mein Herz hinauf.

Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by Peter Donderwinkel


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Maintenant le lac se gonfle si craintivement", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:55
Line count: 6
Word count: 31

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Maintenant le lac se gonfle si craintivement

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

Maintenant le lac se gonfle si craintivement,
Si délicatement, doucement ;
De la rive bleue un chant
S'élève dans la nuit.

Mon bateau prend sa course en s'élevant avec les flots.
Alors s'élève, alors s'élève mon cœur.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Paul Wertheimer (1874 - 1937)
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Alexander Zemlinsky. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2016-02-08.
Last modified: 2016-02-08 13:46:21
Line count: 6
Word count: 37