by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Lau Kanen

Ich stand gelehnet an den Mast
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Ich stand gelehnet an den Mast,
Und zählte jede Welle.
[Ade!]1 mein schönes Vaterland!
Mein Schiff, das segelt schnelle!

Ich kam schön Liebchens Haus vorbei,
Die Fensterscheiben blinken;
Ich [guck']2 mir fast die Augen aus,
Doch will mir niemand winken.

Ihr Tränen, bleibt mir aus dem Aug',
Daß ich nicht dunkel sehe.
[Mein krankes]3 Herze brich mir nicht
Vor allzugroßem Wehe.

F. Kücken sets stanzas 1-2

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1 Lachner: "Leb wohl"
2 Lachner: "schau"
3 Pfitzner: "Du armes"

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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 boot", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "I stood leaning against the mast", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , "The voyage"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Voyage en bateau", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Jakob Kellner

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:33
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Op de boot
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Ik stond, al leunend, aan de mast
En telde alle golven.
Vaarwel, mijn mooie vaderland!
Mijn schip rent snel als wolven!
 
Ik kwam mijn liefjes huis voorbij,
Het vensterglas, dat blonk er;
Ik keek mij haast de ogen uit,
Maar alles bleef er donker.
 
Weg tranen, blijf mij uit het oog,
Maak er geen doffe bende!
Mijn kranke1 hart, ach, breek toch niet
Van al teveel ellende!

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1 Mendelssohn: arme

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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2014 by Lau Kanen, (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.
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Text added to the website: 2014-01-27 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:28
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Word count: 67