Translation © by Salvador Pila

Wer auf den Wogen schliefe
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE FRE ITA
Wer auf den Wogen schliefe,
ein sanft gewiegtes Kind,
kennt nicht des Lebens Tiefe,
vor süßem Träumen blind.

Doch wen die Stürme fassen
zu wildem Tanz und Fest,
wen hoch auf dunklen Straßen
die falsche Welt verläßt:

Der lernt sich wacker rühren,
durch Nacht und Klippen hin -
lernt der das Steuer führen
mit sichrem, ernstem Sinn.

Der ist von echtem Kerne,
erprobt zu Lust und Pein,
der glaubt an Gott und Sterne,
der soll mein Schiffmann 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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "L'amic", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The friend", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "L'ami", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "L'ami", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "L'amico", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:27
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Word count: 78

L'amic
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Qui dorm damunt les ones,
com tendre infant bressolat,
no coneix la profunditat de la vida,
encegat per dolços somnis.

Però a qui enxampen les tempestes
en furients balls i festes,
a qui per damunt els carrers foscos
el món fal·laç abandona:

aprèn a moure's amb coratge
pel mig de nits i rompents,
aprèn a guiar el timó
amb seny, segur i seriós.

Qui des del fons del seu ésser,
ha estat posat a prova pel plaer i el dolor,
qui creu en Déu i en les estrelles,
aquest ha de ser el meu timoner! 

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2014 by Salvador Pila, (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: 2014-02-13 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:29
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Word count: 95