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Ich schau' über Forth hinüber nach Nord

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Scottish (Scots)

   Ich schau' über Forth hinüber nach Nord:
Was helfen mir Nord und Hochlands Schnee?
Was Osten und Süd, wo die Sonne glüht,
Das ferne Land und die wilde See?
   Aus Westen winkt, wo die Sonne sinkt,
Was mich im Schlummer und Traume beglückt;
Im Westen wohnt, der mir Liebe lohnt,
Mich und mein Kindlein an's Herz gedrückt!

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Robert Burns’ Gedichte deutsch von W. Gerhard, Leipzig: Verlag von Joh. Ambr. Barth, 1840, page 125

Submitted by Pilar Lirio and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


Based on
  • a text in Scottish (Scots) by Robert Burns (1759 - 1796), "Out over the Forth"
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Humphrey Procter-Gregg. 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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Marta Garcia Cadena) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-11-19 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2016-01-13 12:19:14

Line count: 8
Word count: 58

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Jo miro per sobre del Forth cap al nord

Language: Catalan (Català) after the German (Deutsch)

Jo miro per sobre del Forth cap al nord
Com m'ajuden el nord I la neu de la terra alta? 
El què l'est I el sud, on brilla el Sol,
La terra llunyana I el mar salvatge? 

A l'oest em fa senyals, on es pon el Sol,
El què a mi en el son lleuger I el somni em fa feliç;
A l'oest viu, qui em recompensa amb amor,
Qui apreta el seu cor a mi i el meu nen.

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Translation of title "Im Westen" and "In Westen" = "A l'oest"


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2011 by Marta Garcia Cadena, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Based on
Based on
  • a text in Scottish (Scots) by Robert Burns (1759 - 1796), "Out over the Forth"
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Humphrey Procter-Gregg. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2011-09-27 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2016-01-13 12:33:24

Line count: 8
Word count: 80