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Traurig schau' ich von der Klippe

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Scottish (Scots)

  Traurig schau' ich von der Klippe
Auf die Flut, die uns getrennt,
Und mit Inbrunst fleht die Lippe:
Schone seiner, Element!
 
  Furcht ist meiner Seele Meister,
Ach! und Hoffnung schwindet schier;
Nur im Traume bringen Geister
[Kunde vom Geliebten]1 mir.
 
  Die ihr, fröhliche Genossen,
Gold'ner Tag,' in Lust und [Scherz]2,
Kummerthränen nie vergossen,
Ach, ihr kennt nicht meinen Schmerz!
 
  Sei mir mild, o nächt'ge Stunde!
[Schlummer zieh' den Vorhang vor!]3
Holde Geister, flüstert Kunde
Vom Geliebten [mir in's Ohr!]4


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FIN SPA

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Confirmed with Robert Burn's Gedichte deutsch von W. Gerhard, Leipzig: Verlag von Joh. Ambr. Barth, 1840, page 94

1 C. Schumann: "vom Geliebten Kunde"
2 Incorrectly given as "Schmerz" in the Breitkopf & Härtel edition of Clara Schumann’s songs published in the early 1990s.
3 C. Schumann: "Auf das Auge senke Ruh"
4 C. Schumann: " dann mir zu."

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

Authorship


Based on
  • a text in Scottish (Scots) by Robert Burns (1759 - 1796), "Musing on the Roaring Ocean" FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ludwig van Beethoven, William Sterndale Bennett. Go to the text.

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) (Aïda Raurell) , "A la riba", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (David Kenneth Smith) , no title, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Aïda Raurell) , "En la orilla", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2003-11-02.
Last modified: 2016-11-25 13:32:10
Line count: 16
Word count: 80

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Sadly I gaze from the cliff

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Sadly I gaze from the cliff
on the tide which separated us,
and with ardor my lips implore,
spare him, Elements!

Fear is my soul's master,
alas, and hope shrinks away;
only in dreams do spirits bring
tidings from my Beloved to me.

Which you, happy companions -
golden days of joy and pain,
tears of grief never forgotten,
alas, - you know not my pain!

Be kind to me, o nightly hours,
may rest descend upon my eyes,
gracious spirits, whisper tidings
from my Beloved then to me.


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Translation of title "Am Strande" = "On the shore"

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by David Kenneth Smith, (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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Based on
Based on
  • a text in Scottish (Scots) by Robert Burns (1759 - 1796), "Musing on the Roaring Ocean" FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ludwig van Beethoven, William Sterndale Bennett. Go to the text.

 

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

Last modified: 2016-12-04 13:11:17
Line count: 16
Word count: 89