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My heart is sair

Language: Scottish (Scots)

My heart is sair, I daurna tell,
My heart is sair for somebody,
I could wake a winter's night, 
For the sake o' somebody,
Oh, hon!  for somebody!
I could range the world around
For the sake o' somebody.

Ye powers that smile on virtuous love,
Oh!  sweetly smile on somebody;
Frae ilka danger keep him free,
And send me safe my somebody.
Oh, hon!  for somebody!
I wad dae what wad I no'?
For the sake o' somebody.


Translation(s): GER GER SWE

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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)

    [ None yet in the database ]

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Text added to the website: 2003-11-19 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-07-28 11:30:01
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Jemand

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

   Mein Herz ist betrübt -- ich sag' es nicht --
Mein Herz ist betrübt um Jemand;
Ich könnte wachen die längste Nacht,
Und immer träumen von Jemand;
      O Wonne! von Jemand;
      O Himmel! von Jemand;
Durchstreifen könnt' ich die ganze Welt,
   Aus Liebe zu Jemand.
 
   Ihr Mächte, die ihr der Liebe hold,
O lächelt freundlich auf Jemand!
Beschirmet ihn, wo Gefahren drohn;
Gebt sicher Geleite dem Jemand!
      O Wonne! dem Jemand;
      O Himmel! dem Jemand;
Ich wollt' -- ich wollte -- was wollt' ich nicht
   Für meinen Jemand!


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 217


Submitted by Pilar Lirio and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Marta Garcia Cadena) , "El meu cor està trist", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Iemand", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Someone", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Quelqu'un", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2003-11-19 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2016-01-13 12:05:30
Line count: 16
Word count: 85