by Georg Friedrich Daumer (1800 - 1875)
Translation © by Robert Schall

Am Donaustrande
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Hungarian (Magyar) 
Available translation(s): AFR CAT CHI DUT DUT ENG ENG FIN FRE ITA
Am Donaustrande,
da steht ein Haus,
da schaut ein rosiges
Mädchen aus.

Das Mädchen,
es ist wohl gut gehegt,
zehn eiserne Riegel
sind vor die Türe gelegt.

Zehn eiserne Riegel
das ist ein Spaß;
die spreng ich
als wären sie nur von Glas.

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Confirmed with Georg Friedrich Daumer, Polydora, ein weltpoetisches Liederbuch, zweiter Band, Frankfurt am Main: Literarische Anstalt, 1855, page 128. Appears in Völkerstimmen in bunter Reihe, in Magyarisch, no. 25.


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

  • AFR Afrikaans [singable] (Robert Schall) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CHI Chinese (中文) (Wilbur Lin) , "在多瑙河畔", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Pauline Kroger) , copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "On the banks of the Danube", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Robert Schall) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Sur les plages du Danube", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Melanie Trumbull

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 43

Daar staan op die Donau
Language: Afrikaans  after the German (Deutsch) 
Daar staan op die Donau
se strand ʼn kasteel,
ʼn lieflike meisie
voltooi dié toneel.

Die nooi en kasteel
is deur mure omring:
Tien grendels van yster
laat niemand daar in.

Tien grendels van yster,
dís net ’n grap;
die bréék ek: ʼn Boerseun
eet mos sy pap!

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This text was added to the website: 2020-02-25
Line count: 12
Word count: 48