Translation © by Aïda Raurell

Traurig schau' ich von der Klippe
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Scottish (Scots) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FIN SPA
  Traurig schau' ich von der Klippe
Auf die Flut, die uns getrennt,
Und mit Inbrunst fleht die Lippe:
Schone seiner, Element!
 
  Furcht ist meiner Seele Meister,
Ach! und Hoffnung schwindet schier;
Nur im Traume bringen Geister
[Kunde vom Geliebten]1 mir.
 
  Die ihr, fröhliche Genossen,
Gold'ner Tag', in Lust und [Scherz]2,
Kummerthränen nie vergossen,
Ach, ihr kennt nicht meinen Schmerz!
 
  Sei mir mild, o nächt'ge Stunde!
[Schlummer zieh' den Vorhang vor!]3
Holde Geister, flüstert Kunde
Vom Geliebten [mir in's Ohr!]4

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Confirmed with Robert Burn's Gedichte deutsch von W. Gerhard, Leipzig: Verlag von Joh. Ambr. Barth, 1840, page 94

1 C. Schumann: "vom Geliebten Kunde"
2 Incorrectly given as "Schmerz" in the Breitkopf & Härtel edition of Clara Schumann’s songs published in the early 1990s.
3 C. Schumann: "Auf das Auge senke Ruh"
4 C. Schumann: " dann mir zu."

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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) (Aïda Raurell) , "A la riba", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (David Kenneth Smith) , no title, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Aïda Raurell) , "En la orilla", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]
A la riba
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the German (Deutsch) 
De l'escull estant, miro tristament
la marea que ens separa,
i amb fervor els meus llavis imploren,
calmeu-vos, elements!
    
La por s'apodera de la meva ànima,
ah, i l'esperança desapareix enllà;
només en somnis, els esperits em duen noves
del meu estimat.
    
Vosaltres, alegres companys --
dies daurats de joia i dolor,
afligides llàgrimes mai vessades,   
-ah, vosaltres no coneixeu el meu dolor!
 
Sigueu suaus amb mi, o hores nocturnes,
sobre els meus ulls descansen
dolços esperits que em xiuxiuegen
noves del meu estimat.
 
Descansen dolços esperits
que em xiuxiuegen noves del meu estimat.
Del meu estimat.

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