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Am grauen Strand, am grauen Meer

Language: German (Deutsch)

Am grauen Strand, am grauen Meer
und seitab liegt die Stadt;
der Nebel drückt die Dächer schwer
und durch die Stille braust das Meer
eintönig um die Stadt.

Es rauscht kein Wald, es schlägt im Mai
kein Vogel ohn' Unterlaß:
die Wandergans mit hartem Schrei
nur fliegt in Herbstesnacht vorbei,
am Strande weht das Gras.

Doch hängt mein ganzes Herz an dir,
du graue Stadt am Meer;
der Jugend Zauber für und für
ruht lächelnd doch auf dir, auf dir,
du graue Stadt am Meer.


Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE

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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):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The city", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Walter A. Aue) , "The town", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "La ville", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:51

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Word count: 85

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The city

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

 At the grey shore by the grey sea
 and apart, lies the city;
 mists push down hard on the roofs
 and through the quiet the sea booms
 uniformly about the city.
 
 No wood murmurs; in May, no bird
 chirps without intermission;
 only the migrating geese with harsh cries
 fly by in the autumn night;
 and by the shore the grass ripples.
 
 Yet my heart clings to you,
 you grey city by the sea;
 forever and forever the magic of youth
 will rest smilingly upon you; upon you,
 you grey city by the sea.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Theodor Storm (1817 - 1888), "Die Stadt" FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Gary Bachlund, Hans Christian Détlefsen, Bertold Hummel, Robert Kahn, Martin Levy, Hermann Reutter, Heinrich Schrader, O. Starcke, Richard Trunk, Max von Weinzierl. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:51

Line count: 15
Word count: 94