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Out over the Forth

Language: Scottish (Scots)

Out over the Forth, I look to the north;
But what is the north and its Highlands to me? 
The south nor the east gie ease to my breast,
The far foreign land, or the wide rolling sea. 

But I look to the west when I gae to my rest,
That happy my dreams and my slumbers may be;
For far in the west lives he I love best,
The man that is dear to my babie and me.


Translation(s): GER

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Text added to the website: 2003-11-19.
Last modified: 2014-07-28 11:30:01
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Ich schau' über Forth hinüber nach Nord

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

   Ich schau' über Forth hinüber nach Nord:
Was helfen mir Nord und Hochlands Schnee?
Was Osten und Süd, wo die Sonne glüht,
Das ferne Land und die wilde See?
 
   Aus Westen winkt, wo die Sonne sinkt,
Was mich im Schlummer und Traume beglückt;
Im Westen wohnt, der mir Liebe lohnt,
Mich und mein Kindlein an's Herz gedrückt!


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Robert Burns’ Gedichte deutsch von W. Gerhard, Leipzig: Verlag von Joh. Ambr. Barth, 1840, page 125


Submitted by Pilar Lirio and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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Based on
  • a text in Scottish (Scots) by Robert Burns (1759 - 1796), "Out over the Forth"
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Humphrey Procter-Gregg. 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) (Marta Garcia Cadena) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2003-11-19.
Last modified: 2016-01-13 12:19:14
Line count: 8
Word count: 58