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Im Sommer

Language: German (Deutsch)

Blau liegt der See und die Ufer erglänzen,
Vor uns im Schilfe schaukelt der Kahn;
Laß uns die Stirne mit Rosen bekränzen,
Wie einst die glücklichen Alten gethan!
Löse den schwankenden Nachen vom Taue,
Daß er us trage bei günstigem Wind
Fort von den Menschen, weithin in’s Blaue,
Wo die Inseln der Seligen sind!

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Fliegende Blätter, 111. Band (1899), Nro. 2815, page 19

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

  • by Berta Bock (1857 - 1945), "Im Sommer", op. 5 (Fünf Lieder für 1 Singstimme mit Pianofortebegleitung) no. 2, published 1900 [voice and piano], Leipzig, Schuberth jun. [
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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "In summertime", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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In summertime

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

The lake rests in blueness and the shorelines glow,
Before us in the reeds the boat is rocking;
Let us adorn our brows with wreaths of roses,
As once the happy ancients did!
Loosen the swaying barque from the rope,
So that before a favourable wind it may carry us
Away from people, far off into the blue distance,
Where the islands of the blessed are!

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