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Die Wellen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wer will uns binden,
Ketten erfinden,
die uns die hellen
munteren Wellen
fesseln an's Land?
Felsen und Steine
halten uns keine;
jene umhüpfen,
diese umschlüpfen
all' wir gewand.

Nächtliche Weile
hemmt nicht die Eile,
noch auch vermag es
Hitze des Tages,
Schlaf ist uns fremd.
Aber nur Einen
fürchten wir kleinen,
munteren Wellen,
einen Gesellen,
welcher uns hemmt.

Winter, der arge,
wandelt zum Sarge
unsere Betten,
schlägt uns in Ketten,
bannt unsern Fuss!
Bis dann gelinde
westliche Winde
Freiheit uns bringen
Und Frühlingsgruss!

Translation(s): ENG

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Note: the score says only "Georg Lang"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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

  • by Hans Hermann (1870 - 1931), "Die Wellen", op. 2 (Duette für zwei Singstimmen mit Pianoforte) no. 4, published 1897 [vocal duet with piano], Magdeburg, Heinrichshofen Verlag, also set in English [
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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:29
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