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Im Winde, im Sturme befahr' ich den Fluß

Language: German (Deutsch)

Im Winde, im Sturme befahr' ich den Fluß,
Die Kleider durchweichet der Regen im Guß;
Ich [lenke - ich peitsche]1 mit mächtigem Schlag
[Die Wellen]2, erhoffend mir heiteren Tag.

Die [Fluthen]3, sie jagen das [schwankende]4 Schiff,
Es drohet der Strudel, es drohet der Riff,
Gesteine entkollern den felsigen Höh'n,
Und [Fichten, sie sausen]5 wie Geistergestöh'n.

So mußte es kommen - ich hab es gewollt,
Ich hasse ein Leben behaglich entrollt;
Und schlängen die [Fluthen]3 den [dröhnenden]6 Kahn,
Ich priese doch immer die eigene Bahn.

[Es]7 tose des Wassers ohnmächtiger Zorn,
Dem Herzen entquillet ein seliger Born,
Die Nerven erfrischend - o himmliche Lust!
Dem Sturme [gebiethen]8 mit männlicher Brust.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Johann Mayrhofer. Wien. Bey Friedrich Volke. 1824, page 106; and with Beyträge zur Bildung für Jünglinge. Zweites Bändchen. Wien, 1818. In der Franz Härter'schen Buchhandlung, page 325 (here with the title Der Schiffer).

Note: Schubert received Mayrhofer's texts generally in handwriting; the printed edition of Mayrhofer's poems appeared much later and presents the texts usually in a revised version.

1 Schubert: "Ich peitsche die Wellen"
2 Schubert: "Erhoffend"
3 Schubert: "Wellen"
4 Schubert: "ächzende"
5 Schubert: "Tannen erseufzen"
6 Schubert: "ächzenden"
7 Schubert: "Drum"
8 Schubert: "zu trotzen"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "El barquer", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De schipper", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The boatman", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le marin", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Il barcaiolo", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Il barcaiolo

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the German (Deutsch)

I flutti percorro fra le tempeste e i venti,
gli abiti zuppi per gli scrosci insistenti;
con gesto potente le onde colpendo
in giorni migliori sperando, sperando.
 
Incalzano le onde la fragile barca,
di gorghi e di scogli è continua minaccia.
Precipitano massi dalla cima dei monti,
sospirano gli abeti come spettri gementi.
 
Ma tutto questo me lo sono cercato,
la vita tranquilla ho sempre aborrito;
se pure lo scafo fosse dall'onda travolto
esalterei sempre la strada che ho scelto.
 
Ruggiscano le acque di rabbia impotente,
in cuore, beata, mi zampilla una fonte,
e i nervi ristora -- o celestiale piacere, 
con cuore virile la tempesta affrontare!


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