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Weep on the rocks of roaring winds

Language: English

Weep on the rocks of roaring winds, 
O maid of Inistore!
Bend thy fair head over the waves, 
thou lovelier than the ghost of the hills;
when it moves in a sun-beam, at noon, 
over the silence of Morven! 
He is fallen! thy youth is low! 
pale beneath the sword of Cuthullin! 
No more shall valour raise thy love
to match the blood of kings. 
Trenar, graceful Trenar died, 
O maid of Inistore! 
His grey dogs are howling at home;
they see his passing ghost. 
His bow is in the hall unstrung. 
No sound is in the hill of his hinds!


Translation(s): GER GER

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Confirmed with The Poems of Ossian. Translated by James Macpherson, Esq; Vol.I. A new edition, carefully corrected, and greatly improved. London, MDCCLXXIII, pages 234-235.


Submitted by Emily Ezust and Peter Rastl

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Text added to the website: 2004-01-18.
Last modified: 2017-06-24 14:12:54
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Wein' an den Felsen der brausenden Winde

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Wein' an den Felsen der brausenden Winde,
Weine, [Mädchen]1 von Inistore!
Beug' über die Wogen Dein schönes Haupt,
Lieblicher Du als der Geist der Berge,
Wenn er um Mittag in einem Sonnenstrahl
Ueber das Schweigen von Morven fährt. 
Er ist gefallen, Dein Jüngling liegt darnieder,
Bleich sank er unter Cuthullins Schwert.
Nimmer wird Muth deinen Liebling mehr reizen,
Das Blut von Königen zu vergießen.
Trenar, der liebliche Trenar starb,
O Mädchen von Inistore!
Seine grauen Hunde heulen daheim,
Sie sehen seinen Geist vorüberziehn
Sei Bogen hängt ungespannt in der Halle,
Nichts regt sich auf der Haide der Rehe.


Translation(s): CAT DUT FRE ITA

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Confirmed with Ossian. Rhythmisch bearbeitet von Eduard Brinckmeier. Braunschweig, Verlag von Oehme & Müller. 1839, page 60.

1 Brahms: "o Mädchen"

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "Cant de Fingal", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Gezang uit Ossians 'Fingal'", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Jacques Jobard) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Gianni Franceschi) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2004-01-18.
Last modified: 2017-06-24 15:22:06
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