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In der Schmiede dröhnt der Hammer

Language: German (Deutsch)

In der Schmiede dröhnt der Hammer
Und sie huscht am Tor vorüber.
Glührot schwingt der Knecht den Hammer
Und sie schaut wie tot hinüber.

Wie im Traum trifft sie ein Lachen;
Und sie taumelt in die Schmiede,
Scheu geduckt vor seinem Lachen,
Wie der Hammer hart und rüde.

Hell versprühn im Raum die Funken
Und mit hilfloser Geberde
Hascht sie nach den wilden Funken
Und sie stürzt betäubt zur Erde.


Translation(s): ENG FRE ITA

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Submitted by Bertram Kottmann

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Nella fucina batte squillante il martello", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2007-02-01.
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In the smithy clangs the hammer

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

In the smithy clangs the hammer 
and she scurries past the gateway. 
A youth swings the blazing hammer 
and she looks at him with dead eyes.
 
Dreamily she’s struck by laughter; 
and she reels into the smithy, 
shyly cringing from his laughter, 
Like the hammer hard and uncouth. 

Bright with fire the sparks are flying
and she, with a helpless gesture, 
tries to snatch the wild sparks flying 
and falls to the ground, unconscious.


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About the headline (FAQ)

Translation of title "In der Schmiede dröhnt der Hammer" = "In the smithy clangs the hammer"

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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2016 by Bertram Kottmann, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2016-12-18.
Last modified: 2016-12-18 19:31:12
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