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Mädchen von Kola, du schläfst!

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Mädchen von Kola, du schläfst!
Um dich schweigen die blauen Ströme Selmas!
Sie trauren um dich, den letzten Zweig
von Thruthils Stamm!

Wann [erstehst]1 du wieder in deiner Schöne?
Schönste der [Mädchen]2 in Erin!
Du schläfst im Grabe langen Schlaf,
dein Morgenrot ist ferne!

Nimmer, o nimmer kommt [mehr]3 die Sonne
weckend an deine Ruhestätte: "Wach auf!
Wach auf, Darthula!
Frühling ist draußen!

"Die Lüfte säuseln, 
Auf grünen Hügeln,  holdseliges Mädchen, 
Weben die Blumen!
Im Hain wallt sprießenden Laub!"

Auf immer, auf immer, so [weiche denn]4, Sonne,
Dem Mädchen von Kola, sie schläft!
Nie ersteht sie wieder in ihrer Schöne!
Nie siehst du sie lieblich wandeln mehr.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE SPA

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1 Seckendorff: "erscheinst"
2 Brahms: "Schönen"
3 Brahms: "dir"
4 Seckendorff: "weichst du dann"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Darthula's Grave Song", copyright © 2005
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant de mort de Darthula", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Helga Jost-Weyer) , "Canto fúnebre de Dárthula", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2003-11-04.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:58
Line count: 20
Word count: 107

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Chant de mort de Darthula

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Fille de Colla, tu dors !
Autour de toi, les flots bleus de Seláma font silence,
Elle pleure pour toi, la dernière branche
De la race de Truthil.

Quand te lèveras-tu à nouveau dans ta beauté ?
Toi, la plus belle des filles d'Érin !
Tu dors dans ta tombe d'un long sommeil,
Ton aube est loin !

Jamais, non jamais, le soleil ne viendra plus
S'éveillant sur ton lieu de repos : « Éveille-toi,
Éveille-toi, Darthula !
Le printemps est dehors !

« La brise murmure
Sur les collines vertes, jeune fille pleine de grâce,
Les arbres s'agitent !
Dans le bosquet les feuilles qui bourgeonnent ondulent. »

Toujours, toujours, aussi doucement, soleil,
La fille de Colla dort !
Elle ne se lèvera plus dans sa beauté !
Tu ne la verras plus se promener si charmante.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Gottfried Herder (1744 - 1803), "Darthulas Grabgesang" DUT ENG GER SPA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Johannes Brahms, Hans Georg Nägeli, Karl Sigmund Freiherr von Seckendorff. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2013-09-02.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:19
Line count: 20
Word count: 138