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Language: German (Deutsch)

Auf hohen Burgeszinnen
   Der alte König stand,
Und überschaute düster
   Das düster umwölkte Land.
Es zog das Ungewitter
   Mit Sturmesgewalt herauf,
Er stützte seine Rechte
   Auf seines Schwertes Knauf.
Die Linke, der entsunken
   Das gold'ne [Zepter]1 schon,
Hielt noch auf der finstern Stirne
   Die schwere goldne Kron'.
Da zog ihn seine Buhle
   Leis' an des Mantels Saum:
Du hast mich einst geliebet,
   Du liebst mich wohl noch kaum?
Was Lieb' und Lust und Minne?
   Laß ab, du süße Gestalt!
Das Ungewitter ziehet
   Herauf mit Sturmesgewalt.
Ich bin auf Burgeszinnen
   Nicht König mit Schwert und Kron',
Ich bin der empörten Zeiten
   Unmächtiger, bangender Sohn.
Was Lieb' und Lust und Minne?
   Laß ab, du süße Gestalt!
Das Ungewitter ziehet
   Herauf mit Sturmesgewalt.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Adelbert von Chamisso, Neunzehnte Auflage, Berlin: Weidmannsche Buchhandlung, 1869, pages 293-294

1 Schumann: "Scepter"

Submitted by Donald K. Rosenberg and 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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Onweer", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Tempest", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "La tempête", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-09-29T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2016-05-18T17:49:47
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Word count: 120

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