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Japan

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Japanese (日本語)

Das Land Yamato hat Berge,
und Berge in seinen Reichen.
Aber der schimmernde Kaguyama
hat nicht seinesgleichen.
Auf seinem Gipfel stand ich
und blickte nieder ins Land:
Aus grüner Ebne stieg langsam 
zum Himmel Rauch und entschwand.
Über die Meerfluth der schlohweiße Flügel 
der Möwe strich...
O Land Yamato, Libelleneiland, 
wie lieb' ich dich!


Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Harry Joelson

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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)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English [singable] (Edward Oxenford) , title 1: "Japan"


Text added to the website: 2008-05-17.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:41
Line count: 12
Word count: 54

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Japan

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

In dear Yamato are mountains,
Yes, e'en in its wild recesses.
But there the glimmering Kaguyama
No equal possesses.
Upon its summit stood I far gazing
Down from the height: 
Then from the valleys the smoke rose to Heaven,
Passing from sight.
Over the ocean the whitepinioned seagull
Flies to and fro'...
O dear Yamato, so rare in beauty,
I love thee so!


From a Weingartner score.

Submitted by Harry Joelson

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Based on

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

    [ None yet in the database ]


Text added to the website: 2008-05-17.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:42
Line count: 12
Word count: 63