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Ich stand gelehnet an den Mast

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich stand gelehnet an den Mast,
Und zählte jede Welle.
[Ade!]1 mein schönes Vaterland!
Mein Schiff, das segelt schnelle!

Ich kam schön Liebchens Haus vorbei,
Die Fensterscheiben blinken;
Ich [guck']2 mir fast die Augen aus,
Doch will mir niemand winken.

Ihr Tränen, bleibt mir aus dem Aug',
Daß ich nicht dunkel sehe.
[Mein krankes]3 Herze brich mir nicht
Vor allzugroßem Wehe.


Translation(s): DUT ENG ENG FRE

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F. Kücken sets stanzas 1-2

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1 Lachner: "Leb wohl"
2 Lachner: "schau"
3 Pfitzner: "Du armes"

Submitted by Jakob Kellner

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Op de boot", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "I stood leaning against the mast", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , "The voyage"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Voyage en bateau", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:33
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Word count: 61

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I stood leaning against the mast

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

 I stood leaning against the mast
 and counted every wave.
 Adieu, my fair fatherland!
 My ship, it sails so swiftly!
 
 I passed my fair sweetheart's house,
 the windowpanes flashing;
 I almost stared my eyes out,
 but no one waved to me.
 
 You tears, stay away from my eyes,
 for you make it too dark to see.
 My sick heart, do not break
 from this overwhelming grief.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), "Wasserfahrt", appears in Buch der Lieder, in Junge Leiden, in Romanzen, no. 14 DUT FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Al. Arlet, Kurt Börner, Jeannette Antonie Bürde, Franz Aloys Theodor Commer, R. de Cuvry, Joseph Dessauer, Zdenko Antonín Václav Fibich, Robert Franz, Ossip Salomonovich Gabrilovich, Christian Friedrich Grimmer, H. Hartung, Gustav Hölzel, Marianne Klage, M. J. Kremer, Friedrich Wilhelm Kücken, Franz Paul Lachner, Adolf, Baron von Lauer, Albert Levinsohn, E. Lötz, Albert Maertens, Wilhelm Mayer, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Elise Müller, Friedrich August Naubert, Joseph Nesvadba, Hans Erich Pfitzner, Anton Prokesch-Osten, Wilhelm Rehfeldt, Jakob Rosenhain, Louis Samson, Franz Joseph Schütky, Friedrich Siebmann, E. Siegert, Karl Heinrich August Siemers, Iván Simonyi, Frantisek Zdenek Xavier Alois Skuhersky, Friedrich Wilhelm Stade, Tjerko Steenhuis, Julius Stern, Jules de Swert, Wilhelm Taubert, Theodor Twietmeyer, Rudolph, Ritter von Vivenot, Hermann Wichmann. Go to the text.

 

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:33
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