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O säh ich auf der Heide dort

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Scottish (Scots)

O säh ich auf der Heide dort
Im Sturme dich, im Sturme dich!
Mit meinem Mantel vor dem Sturm
Beschütz ich dich, beschütz ich dich!

Und kommt mit seinem Sturme je
Dir Unglück nah, dir Unglück nah,
Dann wär dies Herz dein Zufluchtsort,
Gern teilt ich's ja, gern teilt ich's ja.

O wär ich in der Wüste, die
So braun und dürr, so braun und dürr,
Zum Paradiese würde sie,
Wärst du bei mir, wärst du bei mir.

Und wär ein König ich, und wär 
Die Erde mein, die Erde mein,
Du wärst in meiner Krone doch
Der schönste Stein, der schönste Stein!

Translation(s): DUT FRE FRE

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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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title unknown, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-11-19.
Last modified: 2016-06-26 08:55:29
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Word count: 103

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Ah, si seulement je te voyais là sur la...

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Ah, si seulement je te voyais là sur la lande
Dans la tempête, dans la tempête,
Avec mon manteau de la tempête
Je te protégerais, je te protégerais !

Ah, si avec cette tempête venait
Le malheur autour de toi, le malheur autour de toi,
Alors ce cœur serait ton refuge,
Je le partagerais volontiers, je le partagerais volontiers .

Ah, si j'étais dans le désert,
Si monotone et si sec, si monotone et si sec,
Il serait un paradis,
Si tu étais près de moi, si tu étais près de moi.

Et si j'étais roi, et si
La terre était mienne, la terre était mienne,
Tu serais alors dans ma couronne
Le plus beau joyau, le plus beau joyau.

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Text added to the website: 2010-07-28.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:53
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Word count: 120