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Der Sturm spielt auf zum Tanze

Language: German (Deutsch)

Der Sturm spielt auf zum Tanze,
[Er]1 pfeift und saust und brüllt;
Heisa! wie [springt]2 das Schifflein!
Die Nacht ist lustig und wild.

Ein lebendes Wassergebirge
Bildet die tosende See;
Hier gähnt ein schwarzer Abgrund,
Dort türmt es sich [weiß]3 in die Höh'.

Ein Fluchen, Erbrechen und Beten
Schallt aus der Kajüte heraus;
Ich halte mich fest [am]4 Mastbaum
Und wünsche: Wär ich zu Haus!

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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1 Lachner: "es"
2 Lachner: "springet"
3 Lachner: "weit"
4 Lachner: "an den"

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  • by Walter Thomas Heyn (b. 1953), "Seebild : zwei Gedichte aus dem Zyklus "Die Heimkehr"", op. 63 (Lebensgruß : 10 Lieder nach Texten von Heinrich Heine) no. 3, published c2003. [low voice and guitar]

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Text added to the website: 2008-02-09.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:36
Line count: 12
Word count: 65

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