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Mein Liebchen, wir sassen beisammen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Mein Liebchen, wir sassen beisammen,
Traulich im leichten Kahn.
Die Nacht war still, und wir schwammen
Auf weiter Wasserbahn.

Die Geisterinsel, die schöne,
Lag dämm'rig im Mondenglanz;
Dort klangen liebe Töne,
Dort wogte der Nebeltanz.

Dort klang es lieb und lieber,
Und wogt' es hin und her;
Wir aber schwammen vorüber,
Trostlos auf weitem Meer.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG ENG FIN FRE FRE FRE FRE ITA POL

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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 147.


Submitted by Emily Ezust and Pierre Mathé

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Estimada, seiem tots dos ensems", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "My darling, we sat together", copyright ©
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, appears in Intermezzo lyrique, no. 42, first published 1827
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Amore mio, sedevamo insieme", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2003-10-13.
Last modified: 2016-12-02 21:03:00
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Word count: 55

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My darling, we sat together

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

My darling, we sat together,
Comfortably in the light little boat;
The night was still, and we floated
on the broad watery road.

The ghostly island, the lovely one,
lay duskily in the moonlight;
there rang out lovely tones,
there the dancing mists waved.

The sounds there grew lovelier and lovelier,
and the dance surged back and forth;
but we floated past,
Comfortless on the wide sea.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Buch der Lieder, in Lyrisches Intermezzo, no. 42 CAT DUT FIN FRE FRE FRE ITA POL FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Albert Felix, Graf Amadei, Algernon Bennet Langton Ashton, Konstantin Julius Becker, Eduard Behm, Franz Bendel, C. Blumberg, Franz Blumenberg, Leon Carolus Bouman, Johannes Brahms, Oskar von Chelius, Detlef Cordes, Zdenko Antonín Václav Fibich, Robert Franz, Leo Franz, Edmund von Freyhold, Paul Geisler, Georg Eduard Goltermann, Gustav Heinrich Graben-Hoffmann, Thomas Haigh, Knut Håkanson, Johan Peter Emilius Hartmann, Moritz Hauptmann, J. Heinemann, Henrik Hennings, Robert Hermann, Arthur Hervey, Heinrich Karl Johann Hofmann, Jacob Axel Josephson, Johanna Kinkel, Heinz Kratochwil, Alois Kugler, Eduard Lassen, Heinrich Lemcke, W. J. Otto Lessmann, Edward Alexander MacDowell, George W. Marston, Carl Matys, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Erik Meyer-Helmund, Béla Nemes Hegyi, G. von Pflugk, Bjarne Schirmer, Carl Schultz, Friedrich Siebmann, M. Spiro, Friedrich Wilhelm Stade, Nisse Strandberg, Arthur Stubbe, Richard Runciman Terry, Albert Theodor Töpken, Friedrich Hieronymus Truhn, Marcel Tyberg, Friedrich Julius Urban, Johann Vesque von Püttlingen, Karl Weigl, Julius Weismann, Joel Weiss, J. A. Wenzel, Heinrich Rudolph Willmers, Hugo Wolf. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2003-10-13.
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