by Johann Baptist Mayrhofer (1787 - 1836)
Translation © by Salvador Pila

Am Strome
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Ist mir's doch, als sey mein Leben
An den schönen Strom gebunden.
Hab' ich Frohes nicht [am]1 Ufer,
Und Betrübtes hier empfunden?

Ja du gleichest meiner Seele;
Manchmahl grün, und glatt gestaltet,
Und zu Zeiten - herrschen [Winde]2 -
Schäumend, unruhvoll, gefaltet.

Fließest [fort zum]3 fernen Meere,
Darfst allda nicht heimisch werden.
Mich drängt's auch in mildre Lande -
Finde nicht das Glück auf Erden.

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Johann Mayrhofer. Wien. Bey Friedrich Volke. 1824, page 78.

1 Schubert: "an seinem"
2 Schubert: "Stürme"
3 Schubert: "zu dem"

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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) , "Al riu", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Bij de rivier", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "By the stream", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Près de la rivière", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Presso la corrente", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Richard Morris , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2017-08-12 09:44:05
Line count: 12
Word count: 65

Al riu
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Em sembla com si la meva vida
estigués lligada a aquest bonic riu;
a la seva riba no he experimentat
la joia i també la tristesa?

Sí, t’assembles a la meva ànima;
de vegades en una faiçó verda i planera
i d’altres dominat per les turbulències,
bromerejant, inquiet i encrespat.

Tu desemboques en un mar llunyà
i aquí no pots sentir-te com a casa,
jo també sóc empès vers països més clements,
car no trobo la felicitat en aquesta terra.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2017 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: 2017-05-13 00:00:00
Last modified: 2017-05-13 14:08:02
Line count: 12
Word count: 80