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In Danzig

Language: German (Deutsch)

Dunkle Giebel, hohe Fenster,
Türme [wie]1 aus Nebel sehn.
Bleiche Statuen wie Gespenster
Lautlos an den Türen stehn.

Träumerisch der Mond drauf scheinet,
Dem die Stadt gar wohl gefällt,
Als läg' zauberhaft versteinet
Drunten eine Märchenwelt.

Ringsher durch das tiefe Lauschen,
Über alle Häuser weit,
Nur des Meeres fernes Rauschen.
Wunderbare Einsamkeit!

Und der Türmer wie vor Jahren
singet ein uraltes Lied:
Wolle Gott den Schiffer wahren,
Der bei Nacht vorüberzieht.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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1 Louis Ferdinand, Pfitzner : "tief"

Submitted by Jakob Kellner


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):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "In Danzig", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "A Dantzig", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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