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Ich armer Fischerbube

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich armer Fischerbube, 
Wo soll ich schiffen hin? 
Es ist so klein mein Nachen, 
So schüchtern auch mein Sinn.

Im hohen Meere draußen 
Da sind die Wogen groß,
Da läßt aus Ost und Westen
Der Himmel die Stürme los.

Da jagen die Korsaren 
Nach jungem Christenblut,
Da singen die Sirenen 
Und locken hinab in die Flut.

Am Ufer sitzt ein Mädchen,
Die hat ein Augeupaar, 
Das droht mit Feuerflammen
Mir tödtliche Gefahr.

Sie strickt an einem Netze, 
Da springt ein Fisch hinein;
In ihres Haares Flechten
Soll ich gefangen sein.

Du liebliche Sirene,
Sirene von dem Strand,
Laß deine Stimme tönen
Hell über Meer und Land! 

Tief unten in den Fluten 
Da ist ein goldnes Haus,
Da ruhn versunkene Schiffer 
In weichen Armen aus.

Auf diesem Liebesmeere 
Wo wird die Ruhstatt sein? 
Entweder an deinem Herzen, 
Ach, oder im Grabe mein?

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Gedichte von Wilhelm Müller, Vierte Auflage, Vol. 2, Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus, 1858, pages 92-93.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

  • by Carl Banck (1809 - 1889), "Der Fischerbube", op. 30 (Deutsches Liederbuch), Heft 3 (Buntes Leben) no. 11, Leipzig, Hofmeister ; after the Italian [
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  • by Heinrich August Marschner (1795 - 1861), "Doppelte Gefahr", op. 68 (Sechs Gesänge von Wilhelm Müller für eine Baritonstimme mit Pianoforte) no. 6, published 1831 [baritone and piano], Leipzig, Kistner [
     text not verified 

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