The LiederNet Archive
WARNING. Not all the material on this website is in the public domain.
It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.
For more information, contact us at the following address:
licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net

Das Meer

Language: German (Deutsch)

   Ewig ewig ewig braust das Meer . . .

   Und wir lagen in [festverschlossenem]1 Haus
[lachend]2 geschmiegt Brust an Brust,
dachten nicht mehr an das Meer,
das ewig ewig ewig braust.
Und [lachend geschmiegt]2 schliefen [wir]2 ein.
Da in der Nacht weckt mich das Weib
zitternd mit [aufgerissenem Aug']3:
"Mann, Mann, [siehst du]4das Schiff,
das kämpfende Schiff auf brausendem Meer?"
Wir stoßen den Laden auf --
Das Meer . . .

   Ewig ewig ewig braust das Meer.

Translation(s): CZE ENG

List of language codes

View original text (without footnotes)

Confirmed with Alfred Mombert, Tag und Nacht. Gedichte, Heidelberg: Verlag von J. Hörning, 1894, page 89

1 Vycpálek: "festverschloss'nem"
2 omitted by Vycpálek
3 Vycpálek: "aufgeriss'nem Auge"
4 Vycpálek: "sieh"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor] and Harry Joelson


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "The sea", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2007-09-22.
Last modified: 2017-05-11 21:53:44
Line count: 13
Word count: 77

Gentle Reminder
This website began in 1995 as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since 2008. Our research has never had any government or institutional funding, so if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust

Browse (Petrucci Music Library) for Lieder or choral works