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Ich wollt' ich wär' des Sturmes Weib

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich wollt', ich wär' des Sturmes Weib,
Es sollte mir nicht grausen,
Auf Felsenhöhen wohnt' ich dann,
Dort, wo die Adler hausen.

Die Sonne wäre mir Gespiel,
Die Winde meine Knappen,
Mit dem Gemahl führ' ich dahin
Auf flüchtigen Wolkenrappen.

Frei würd' ich sein und stolz und groß,
Die Königin der Ferne,
Tief unter mir die dumpfe Welt
Und über mir die Sterne!

Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Je voudrais être le femme de la tempête", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-01-16.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:34
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