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Auf der Riesenkoppe

Language: German (Deutsch)

Hoch auf dem Gipfel
Deiner Gebirge
Steh' ich und staun' ich,
Glühend begeistert,
Heilige Koppe,

Weit in die Ferne
Schweifen die [trunkenen]2,
Freudigen Blicke,
Überall Leben,
Üppiges Streben,
Überall Sonnenschein.

Blühende Fluren,
Schimmernde Städte,
Dreyer Könige
Glückliche Länder
Schau' ich begeistert,
Schau' ich mit hoher,
[Inniger]3 Lust.

Auch meines Vaterlands
Gränze erblick' ich,
Wo mich das Leben
Freundlich begrüßte,
Wo mich der Liebe
Heilige Sehnsucht
Glühend ergriff.

Sey mir gesegnet
Hier in der Ferne
Liebliche Heimath!
Sey mir gesegnet,
Land meiner Träume!
Kreis meiner Lieben,
Sey mir gegrüßt!

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Theodor Körners sämmtliche Werke. Vierter Band. Carlsruhe, im Bureau der deutschen Classiker, 1818, pages 106-107; and with Theodor Körner's Gedichte. Erster Theil. Neueste Auflage. Wien, bey B.Ph. Bauer. [1815], pages 89-90.

1 Körner (Wien 1815 edition), and Schubert: "Himmelsanstürmerin"
2 Körner (Wien 1815 edition), and Schubert: "trunk'nen"
3 Schubert: "Mit inniger"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Damunt el Riesenkoppe", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Op de Riesenkoppe (Reuzenkop)", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "On the Riesenkoppe", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Sur le Riesenkoppe", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Damunt el Riesenkoppe

Language: Catalan (Català) after the German (Deutsch)

Sóc a dalt del cim
de la muntanya
i resto embadalit,
fervent i entusiasmat,
sagrat Koppe
conqueridor del cel!

Fins a ben lluny
vagaregen els meus embriagats,
joiosos esguards,
arreu hi ha vida,
opulents afanys,
arreu llum del sol.

Camps florits,
ciutats resplendents,
les terres felices
de tres reis,
contemplo amb fervor,
esguardo amb un gran
goig interior.

Veig també les fronteres
de la meva pàtria,
on la vida m’acollí
on el sagrat deler 
de l’amor
amb fervor em copsà.

Jo et beneeixo
des d’aquí, a la llunyania,
oh pàtria estimada!
Et beneeixo
terra dels meus somnis!
Cercle dels meus estimats,
t’envio les meves salutacions!

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