Translation © by Lau Kanen

Traurig schau' ich von der Klippe
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Scottish (Scots) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FIN SPA
  Traurig schau' ich von der Klippe
Auf die Flut, die uns getrennt,
Und mit Inbrunst fleht die Lippe:
Schone seiner, Element!
 
  Furcht ist meiner Seele Meister,
Ach! und Hoffnung schwindet schier;
Nur im Traume bringen Geister
[Kunde vom Geliebten]1 mir.
 
  Die ihr, fröhliche Genossen,
Gold'ner Tag', in Lust und [Scherz]2,
Kummerthränen nie vergossen,
Ach, ihr kennt nicht meinen Schmerz!
 
  Sei mir mild, o nächt'ge Stunde!
[Schlummer zieh' den Vorhang vor!]3
Holde Geister, flüstert Kunde
Vom Geliebten [mir in's Ohr!]4

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Confirmed with Robert Burn's Gedichte deutsch von W. Gerhard, Leipzig: Verlag von Joh. Ambr. Barth, 1840, page 94

1 C. Schumann: "vom Geliebten Kunde"
2 Incorrectly given as "Schmerz" in the Breitkopf & Härtel edition of Clara Schumann’s songs published in the early 1990s.
3 C. Schumann: "Auf das Auge senke Ruh"
4 C. Schumann: " dann mir zu."

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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) (Aïda Raurell) , "A la riba", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (David Kenneth Smith) , no title, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Aïda Raurell) , "En la orilla", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website: 2003-11-02 00:00:00
Last modified: 2019-08-11 16:31:47
Line count: 16
Word count: 80

Treurig staar ik van de klippen
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Treurig staar ik van de klippen
Naar de zee die ons nu scheidt,
En een zucht vloeit van mijn lippen:
Spaar zijn leven, water wijd!
 
Vrees heerst in mijn ziel het meeste,
Ach, en hoop is haast gezwicht;
In mijn droom slechts brengen geesten
Van mijn liefste mij bericht.
 
Jullie, opgewekte meiden,
Die van zorg in gouden tijd
Bange tranen nimmer schreiden,
Ach, je weet niet wat ik lijd!
 
Geef mij rust, o nacht’lijk ontij,
Want mijn ogen zijn zo moe.
Lieve geesten, fluister nieuws mij
Van mijn liefste zachtjes toe.

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Translation of title "Am Strande" = "Aan het strand"

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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2016 by Lau Kanen, (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: 2016-03-09 00:00:00
Last modified: 2016-03-09 00:12:26
Line count: 16
Word count: 91