by Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)
Translation © by Salvador Pila

Joy, shipmate, joy!
Language: English 
Available translation(s): CAT FRE
Joy, shipmate, joy!
(Pleas'd to my soul at death I cry,)
Our life is closed, our life begins,
The long, long anchorage we leave,
The ship is clear at last, she leaps!
She swiftly courses from the shore,
Joy, shipmate, joy.

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Alegra’t company de bord, alegra’t!", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 7
Word count: 41

Alegra’t company de bord, alegra’t!
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the English 
Alegra’t company de bord, alegra’t!
(Content fins l’ànima a l’hora de la mort jo ploro,)
la nostra vida s’ha acabat, la nostra vida comença,
deixem el llarg, llarg ancoratge,
per fi el vaixell és lliure, es posa en marxa!
Prest s’allunya de la costa,
alegra’t company de bord, alegra’t. 


  • Translation from English to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2016 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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This text was added to the website: 2016-02-11
Line count: 7
Word count: 49