by August Kopisch (1799 - 1853)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

O komm' in mein Schiffchen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
O komm' in mein Schiffchen,
Geliebte, daher!
Die Nacht ist so still und
    Es leuchtet das Meer!
Und, wo ich hin rudre,
Entbrennet die Flut:
Es schaukelt mein Nachen
    In wallender Glut! -- --
Die Glut ist die Liebe,
Der Nachen bin ich:
Ich sink' in den Flammen,
    O rette du mich!

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Confirmed with: Blüthenkranz neuer deutscher Dichtung, herausgegeben von Rudolph Gottschall, Dritte Auflage, Breslau: Verlag von Eduard Trewendt, 1858, page 119.


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Word count: 50

Oh come into my little boat
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Oh come into my little boat,
Beloved, from there!
The night is so still and
    The sea is gleaming!
And wherever I row
The waters are enflamed:
My craft is pitching
    In a swirling blaze! -- --
Love is the blaze,
I am the little craft:
I sink into the flames,
    Oh rescue me thou!

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Translated titles:
"Das Meeresleuchten" and "Meeresleuchten" = "Marine luminescence"
"Barcarole" and "Barkarole" = "Barcarole"


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This text was added to the website: 2015-08-12
Line count: 12
Word count: 53