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Das Schiff

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Russian (Русский)

Einsam auf blauer Wasserwüste
Ein Segelweißes Schiff sich wiegt,
Was trieb es fort von heim'scher Küste,
Daß es zu fremden Landen fliegt?

Ihm schnaubt die Flut, der Sturm entgegen,
Bald kracht es vorwärts, bald zurück --
Es sucht kein Glück auf fremden Wegen,
Ließ in der Heimat auch kein Glück.

Die Wasser unter ihm sich thürmen,
Durch Wolken [sieht]1 die Sonne zu,
Es läßt sich schaukeln von den Stürmen,
Als fänd' es in den Stürmen Ruh.


Translation(s): ENG

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1 Rubinstein: "schaut"

Submitted by Harry Joelson

Authorship


Based on
  • a text in Russian (Русский) by Mikhail Yur'yevich Lermontov (1814 - 1841), "Парус", first published 1832 ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Grigory Alekseyevich Marenich, Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein, Aleksandr Yegorovich Varlamov, Zorov. Go to the text.

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):

  • ENG English [singable] (Constance Bache) (William Stigand, né Stigant) , title 1: "The ship"


Text added to the website: 2011-06-25.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:22
Line count: 12
Word count: 75

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The ship

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Lonely through desert ocean wending,
With sail outspread the vessel flies,
What drove her, hometies roughly rending,
To seek a home 'neath foreign skies?

The storm against her wildly surging,
Whelms prow and deck with sea and foam,
No hope afar she sees emerging,
She left no hope alas, at home!

The billows under her are tow'ring,
A wat'ry sun illumes the west:
She rocks beneath the tempest low'ring,
As though in storms she found her rest!


Note: from a Rubinstein score. It is unclear which of the two translators listed on the front page wrote this particular translation.
Submitted by Harry Joelson

Authorship


Based on
Based on
  • a text in Russian (Русский) by Mikhail Yur'yevich Lermontov (1814 - 1841), "Парус", first published 1832 ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Grigory Alekseyevich Marenich, Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein, Aleksandr Yegorovich Varlamov, Zorov. Go to the text.

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

    [ None yet in the database ]


Text added to the website: 2011-06-25.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:26
Line count: 12
Word count: 77