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Wir saßen am Fischerhause

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wir saßen am Fischerhause,
Und schauten nach der See;
Die Abendnebel kamen,
Und stiegen in die Höh'.

Im Leuchtturm wurden die Lichter
Allmählich angesteckt,
Und in der weiten Ferne
Ward noch ein Schiff entdeckt.

Wir sprachen von Sturm und Schiffbruch,
Vom Seemann, und wie er lebt,
Und zwischen Himmel und Wasser,
Und Angst und Freude schwebt.

Wir sprachen von fernen Küsten,
Vom Süden und vom Nord,
Und von den seltsamen Menschen
Und seltsamen Sitten dort.

Am Ganges duftet's und leuchtet's,
Und Riesenbäume blühn,
Und schöne, stille Menschen
Vor Lotosblumen knien.

In Lappland sind schmutzige Leute,
Plattköpfig, breitmäulig, klein;
Sie kauern ums Feuer und backen
Sich Fische, und quäken und schrein.

Die Mädchen horchten ernsthaft,
Und endlich sprach niemand mehr;
Das Schiff war nicht mehr sichtbar,
Es dunkelte gar zu sehr.


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

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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)

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "'s Avonds aan het strand", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "We sat at the fisherman's house", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Emma Lazarus) , appears in Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine, first published 1881
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Presso la casa del pescatore", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

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Presso la casa del pescatore

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

Presso la casa del pescatore
noi guardavamo in direzione del mare;
poi su di noi discese la sera
e iniziò a sollevarsi la nebbia.

A poco a poco la luce del faro
incominciò a illuminare lontano,
e all'orizzonte, sopra il mare
fu visto un vascello navigare.

Noi parlavamo di naufragi e tempeste,
dei marinai e delle loro esistenze,
come, sospesi fra cielo e mare,
passino attraverso gioie e paure.

Si discorreva di coste remote,
di paesi del nord e del meridione,
di strane contrade, di popolazioni,
della loro vita e dei loro costumi.

Sul Gange profuma perfino la luce
alberi immensi fioriscono sempre,
creature bellissime, con il labbro muto
stanno in ginocchio presso i fiori di loto.

La gente, in Lapponia, è bassa e sporca,
piatta la testa e larga la bocca,
attorno al fuoco stanno seduti,
friggono pesce, fra ciarle e urli.

Serie le ragazze stavano a sentire
poi più nessuno prese a parlare;
sul mare la nave non più si vedeva
l'oscurità era discesa.


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Text added to the website: 2010-01-30.
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