The LiederNet Archive
WARNING. Not all the material on this website is in the public domain.
It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.
For more information, contact us at the following address:
licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net

Zur Warnung

Language: German (Deutsch)

Einmal nach einer lustigen Nacht
War ich am Morgen seltsam aufgewacht:
Durst, Wasserscheu, ungleich Geblüt;
Dabei gerührt und weichlich im Gemüt,
Beinah poetisch, ja, ich bat die Muse um ein Lied.
Sie, mit verstelltem Pathos, spottet' mein,
Gab mir den schnöden Bafel ein:
    "Es schlägt eine Nachtigall
    Am Wasserfall;
    Und ein Vogel ebenfalls,
    Der schreibt sich Wendehals,
    Johann Jakob Wendehals;
    Der tut tanzen
    Bei den Pflanzen
    Ob bemeldten Wasserfalls --"
So ging es fort; mir wurde immer bänger.
Jetzt sprang ich auf: zum Wein! Der war denn auch mein Retter.
-- Merkt's euch, ihr tränenreichen Sänger,
Im Katzenjammer ruft man keine Götter!


Translation(s): ENG FRE FRE ITA

List of language codes

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "As a warning", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "En avertissement", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , title 1: "En guise d'avertissement", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Per avvertimento", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:42
Line count: 19
Word count: 101

Gentle Reminder
This website began in 1995 as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since 2008. Our research has never had any government or institutional funding, so if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust

Per avvertimento

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the German (Deutsch)

Una volta, dopo una nottata allegra,
mi svegliai al mattino sentendomi strano:
Sete, paura dell'acqua, polso irregolare;
E allora con animo turbato e cuore intenerito,
Sì, come ispirato, invocai la Musa per un canto,
e Lei, con simulato pathos, mi prese in giro,
e mi ispirò questa stupidaggine:
     "Canta un usignolo,
      presso la cascata;
      E anche un uccello,
      chiamato Torcicollo,
      Giangiacomo Torcicollo,
      sta danzando
      presso il fogliame 
      della detta cascata --"
E andava avanti così; e mi sentivo sempre più turbato.
Allora saltai su gridando: del vino! E fu la mia salvezza.
-- Ricordatevelo bene, lacrimosi cantori,
non invocate gli dei dopo una sbornia!


IMPORTANT NOTE: The material directly above is protected by copyright and appears here by special permission. If you wish to copy it and distribute it, you must obtain permission or you will be breaking the law. Once you have permission, you must give credit to the author and display the copyright symbol ©. Copyright infringement is a criminal offense under international law.

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Italian (Italiano) copyright © 2013 by Ferdinando Albeggiani, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

    Contact:

    licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net
    (licenses at lieder dot net)



Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875), "Zur Warnung" ENG FRE FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Wilhelm Keller, Werner Wehrli, Hugo Wolf. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2013-09-17.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:20
Line count: 19
Word count: 103