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Sonne taucht in Meeresfluten

Language: German (Deutsch)

Sonne taucht in Meeresfluten,
Himmel [strahlt]1 in letzten Gluten,
Langsam will der Tag verscheiden,
Ferne Abendglocken läuten.
Dein gedenk' ich, Margaretha!

Haupt gelehnt [an]2 Felsens Kante,
Fremder Mann in [fremden]3 Lande.
Um den [Fels]4 die Wellen schäumen,
Durch die Seele zieht ein Träumen.
Dein gedenk' ich, Margaretha!

Translation(s): ENG

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1 Kienzl, Riedel: "blitzt"
2 Kienzl, Riedel: "auf"
3 Riedel: "fremdem"
4 Kienzl, Riedel: "Fuß"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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  • ENG English [singable] (Virginia Woods, Mrs. John P. Morgan) , "Young Werner"

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Young Werner

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

On the sea the sun is lying,
On the earth his last rays dying,
Slowly down the night is falling,
Evening bells afar are calling!
I think of thee, Margareta!

On the lonely cliff I stand,
A stranger in a foreign land.
The foaming flood below me streaming,
In my soul a heav'nly dreaming -
Thinking of thee, Margareta!

From the Riedel score.

Submitted by Harry Joelson


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Joseph Viktor von Scheffel (1826 - 1886), no title, appears in Der Trompeter von Säkkingen, in Vierzehntes Stück. Das Büchlein der Lieder, in 5. Fünf Jahre später -- Werners Lieder aus Welschland, no. 4
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Julius André, Max Bruch, Hugo Brückler, Max Chop, Gheorghe Dima, Felix Dreyschock, Carl Feininger, Ernst Fritsche, Friedrich Gernsheim, Carl Georg Peter Grädener, George Henschel, Johann Herbeck, Wilhelm Kienzl, Arno Kleffel, Richard Metzdorff, Erik Meyer-Helmund, Friedrich August Naubert, Carl Ressler, Hermann Riedel, J. Schaureck, Robert Schwalm, Eduard, Freiherr von Seldeneck, Hans August Friedrich Zincke genannt Sommer, Johann Traunwart, Gustav Trautmann, Heinrich Vogl, Reinhardt Vollhardt, Julius L. Wulf. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2011-05-05.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:21
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