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Im Süden

Language: German (Deutsch)

Süße Düfte,
Milde Lüfte
Freundlich uns umzieh'n,
Laue Winde,
Die gelinde
Unsre Segel bläh'n.

Und vom Haine
Tönen reine
Sanfte Melodie'n,
Die bald schwellen
Mit den Wellen,
Bald vorüberzieh'n.

Schöner Süden,
Kannst du Frieden
In die Seele streu'n?
Kannst du geben,
Was das Leben
Wahrhaft kann erfreu'n?

Translation(s): DUT

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Submitted by Malcolm Wren [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)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "In het Zuiden", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2017-08-05.
Last modified: 2017-09-08 23:14:42
Line count: 18
Word count: 47

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In het Zuiden

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Zoete geuren, 
mild' odeuren 
strelen ons, heel ijl,
Lauwe winden, 
blazen in ons zeil.
En uit wouden 
drijven oude 
zachte zangen aan,
Die eerst zwellen, 
maar na tellen 
vlug voorbij weer gaan.
Heerlijk zuiden, 
wil jij luiden 
dat de onmin staakt?
Kun jij geven 
wat het leven 
waarlijk vrolijk maakt?

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Franz Bernus (1808 - 1884)
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2017-09-08.
Last modified: 2017-09-08 23:14:14
Line count: 18
Word count: 51