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His boat comes on the sunny tide

Language: English

His boat comes on the sunny tide,
And brightly gleams the flashing oar;
The boatmen carol by his side,
And blithely near the welcome shore,
How softly Shannon's currents flow!
His shadow in the stream I see;
The very waters seem to know
Dear is the freight they bear to me.

His eager bound, his hasty tread,
His well-known voice I'll shortly hear;
And oh, those arms so kindly spread!
That greetings smile! That manly tear!
In other lands, when far away,
My love with hope did never twain;
It saw him thus, both night and day,
To Shannon's banks return'd again.


Translation(s): GER

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Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (G. Pertz) , title 1: "Es kommt sein Boot auf sonn'gem Meer"


Text added to the website: 2004-12-10.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:11
Line count: 16
Word count: 102

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Es kommt sein Boot auf sonn'gem Meer

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

 Es kommt sein Boot auf sonn'gem Meer,
 Hell glänzt der Schau an Ruders Rand;
 Matrosen jauchzen um ihn her
 Und treiben froh zum lieben Strand.
 Wie sanft des Shannons Fluten gehn!
 Des liebsten Schatten seh' ich dort.
 Das Wasser selbst scheint zu verstehn
 Wie teure Fracht mir's trägt zum Port.

 Er springt vom Deck, er kommt, er fliegt!
 Bald tönt sein Gruß vertraut mir her;
 Und o! Sein Arm, der mich umschmiegt!
 Sein Lächeln! Seine Manneszähr'!
 Ob noch so fern ich sein gedacht,
 Lieb' ging mit hoffnung Hand in Hand,
 Ich sah ihn also Tag und Nacht
 Zurückgekehrt an Shannons Strand.


Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani

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Based on
  • a text in English by Joanna Baillie (1762 - 1851), "His boat comes on the sunny tide"
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ludwig van Beethoven. 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)

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Text added to the website: 2004-12-10.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:11
Line count: 16
Word count: 102