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Mit schwarzen Segeln segelt mein Schiff

Language: German (Deutsch)

Mit schwarzen Segeln segelt mein Schiff
wohl über das wilde Meer;
du weißt, wie sehr ich traurig bin,
und kränkst mich [noch]1 so schwer.

Dein Herz ist treulos wie der Wind
und flattert hin und her;
mit schwarzen Segeln segelt mein Schiff
wohl über das wilde Meer.


Translation(s): DUT ENG ENG ENG FRE FRE ITA ITA ROM

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1 Griffes: "doch"

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist DUT FRE ITA ITA ; composed by Nicolae Bretan.
  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Maurice Dufresne (d. 1953) DUT ENG ENG ITA ITA ; composed by Tibor Harsányi.
  • Also set in Italian (Italiano), a translation by Giosuè Carducci (1835 - 1907) DUT ENG ENG FRE ; composed by Silvia Baroni Pasolini, Ferruccio Beltrame, Guido Alberto Fano, Franco Mannino, Augusto Rotoli.
  • Also set in Romanian (Română), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist DUT ENG ENG FRE ITA ITA ; composed by Nicolae Bretan.

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "With black sails my ship plows", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Emma Lazarus) , appears in Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine, first published 1881
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Con nere vele veleggia la mia nave", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:32

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My ship sails forth with sable sails

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

My ship sails forth with sable sails,
   Far over the savage sea;
Thou know'st how heavy is my woe,
   Yet still thou woundest me.

Thy heart is fickle as the wind.
   And flits incessantly.
My ship sails forth with sable sails,
   Far over the savage sea.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Neue Gedichte, in Verschiedene, in Seraphine, no. 11 DUT FRE ITA ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Konstantin Julius Becker, Max Joseph Beer, Nicolae Bretan, Detlef Cordes, Franz Decker, Gustav Eggers, Richard Farber, C. Fiedler, Don Forsythe, Robert Franz, Anton Gatscha, Gerald M. Ginsburg, Clara von Gossler, Charles Tomlinson Griffes, Georg Katzer, Joh. Koffka, Alexander Petrovich Koptiajeff, Heinz Kratochwil, Paul Kuczynski, Hermann Marschall, Friedrich August Naubert, Emil Naumann, Emil Nauwerk, Louis Napoleon Parker, Robert Pflughaupt, Carl Alexander Raida, Christian Seidel, Friedrich Siebmann, Paul Slawitzky, Kuno Stierlin, Oscar Thieme, Václav Jan Křtitel Tomášek, Georg Vierling, Alexander Winterberger, Hugo Wolf, Alexander Zarzycki. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2008-05-04 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:42

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Word count: 46