by Alfred Mombert (1872 - 1942)
Translation © by Jakob Kellner

Nun ich der Riesen Stärksten überwand
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE ITA NOR
Nun ich der Riesen Stärksten überwand,
Mich aus dem dunkelsten Land heimfand
an einer weißen Märchenhand -
Hallen schwer die Glocken.
Und ich wanke durch die Straßen
schlafbefangen.

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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):

  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Jakob Kellner) , title 1: "Now that I have overcome the strongest of the giants", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Maintenant que j'ai vaincu le plus grand des géants", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Adesso ho superato la più dura delle cime", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Jakob Kellner , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 6
Word count: 28

Now that I have overcome the strongest of the giants
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Now that I have overcome the strongest of the giants,
from the darkest land, found my way home
guided by a white fairy hand -
the bells resound heavily, 
and I stagger through the streets
in the throes of sleep.

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 6
Word count: 40