by Karl Leberecht Immermann (1769 - 1840)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Auf dem Rhein
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA
Auf deinem Grunde haben
Sie an verborgnem Ort
Den goldnen Schatz begraben,
Der Nibelungen Hort.

Ihn wahren deine Wellen
Bis an den Jüngsten Tag,
Zu der geheimen Stellen
Kein Räuber dringen mag.

Mir ward ins Herz gesenket
Ein Schatz, gleich wie dem Rhein,
Er ist darin ertränket,
Wird ewig drinnen sein.

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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 Rijn", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "On the Rhine", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Sur le Rhin", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Sul Reno", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:35
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Word count: 51

On the Rhine
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 In your depths you have buried
 in a secret place
 the golden treasure -
 the hoard of the Nibelungen.
 
 Your waves preserve it
 until the Day of Judgment;
 to that secret place
 no robber may penetrate.
 
 I have also sunk into my heart
 a treasure, just as in the Rhine:
 it has drowned in there
 and will remain there forever.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:35
Line count: 12
Word count: 61