by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Lau Kanen

Mit schwarzen Segeln segelt mein Schiff
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA
Mit schwarzen Segeln segelt mein Schiff
wohl über das wilde Meer;
du weißt, wie sehr ich traurig bin,
und kränkst mich [noch]1 so schwer.

Dein Herz ist treulos wie der Wind
und flattert hin und her;
mit schwarzen Segeln segelt mein Schiff
wohl über das wilde Meer.

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1 Griffes: "doch"

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist DUT FRE ITA ITA ; composed by Nicolae Bretan.
  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Maurice Dufresne (d. 1953) DUT ENG ENG ITA ITA ; composed by Tibor Harsányi.
  • Also set in Italian (Italiano), a translation by Giosuè Carducci (1835 - 1907) DUT ENG ENG FRE ; composed by Silvia Baroni Pasolini, Ferruccio Beltrame, Guido Alberto Fano, Franco Mannino, Augusto Rotoli.
  • Also set in Romanian (Română), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist DUT ENG ENG FRE ITA ITA ; composed by Nicolae Bretan.

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "With black sails my ship plows", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Emma Lazarus) , appears in Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine, first published 1881
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Con nere vele veleggia la mia nave", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Met zwarte zeilen schommelt mijn schip
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Met zwarte zeilen schommelt mijn schip
Wijd over de wilde zee;
Je weet hoezeer ik treurig ben,
En jij vergroot mijn wee.

Jouw hart is trouw’loos als de wind
En zwenkt van ja naar nee;
Met zwarte zeilen schommelt mijn schip
Wijd over de wilde zee.

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Translations of title(s):
"Gedicht Nr. 12 (Neue Gedicht)" = "Gedicht nr. 12 (Nieuw gedicht)"
"Meeresstimmung" = "Zeestemming"
"Mit schwarzen Segeln" = "Met zwarte zeilen"
"Mit schwarzen Segeln segelt mein Schiff" = "Met zwarte zeilen schommelt mijn schip"
"Schwarze Segel" = "Zwarte zeilen"


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Text added to the website: 2019-04-11 00:00:00
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