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Wein' an den Felsen der brausenden Winde

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Wein' an den Felsen der brausenden Winde,
Weine, [Mädchen]1 von Inistore!
Beug' über die Wogen Dein schönes Haupt,
Lieblicher Du als der Geist der Berge,
Wenn er um Mittag in einem Sonnenstrahl
Ueber das Schweigen von Morven fährt. 
Er ist gefallen, Dein Jüngling liegt darnieder,
Bleich sank er unter Cuthullins Schwert.
Nimmer wird Muth deinen Liebling mehr reizen,
Das Blut von Königen zu vergießen.
Trenar, der liebliche Trenar starb,
O Mädchen von Inistore!
Seine grauen Hunde heulen daheim,
Sie sehen seinen Geist vorüberziehn
Sei Bogen hängt ungespannt in der Halle,
Nichts regt sich auf der Haide der Rehe.

Translation(s): CAT DUT FRE ITA

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Confirmed with Ossian. Rhythmisch bearbeitet von Eduard Brinckmeier. Braunschweig, Verlag von Oehme & Müller. 1839, page 60.

1 Brahms: "o Mädchen"

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Cant de Fingal", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Gezang uit Ossians 'Fingal'", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Jacques Jobard) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Gianni Franceschi) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2004-01-18 00:00:00.

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Gezang uit Ossians 'Fingal'

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Ween bij de rotsen der stormende winden,
Ween maar, o meisje van Inistore!
Buig over de golven je mooie hoofd,
Jij, overtreffend de geest der bergen,
Als hij des middags licht in een zonnestraal
Over de stilte van Morven vaart.
Hij is gevallen, je jongen ligt daar onder,
Bleek zonk hij onder Cuthullins zwaard.
Nooit meer zal moed nog je liefste verleiden,
Het bloed van koningen te vergieten.
Trenar, de nobele Trenar, stierf,
O meisje van Inistore!
Hoor, zijn grijze honden huilen in huis,
Zij zien daar zijn schim dicht langs hen gaan,
Zijn jachtboog hangt, slap van pees, in de slothal,
Niets hoor je op de heide van hinden.

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