by Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884)
Translation © by David K. Smythe

Und schläfst du, mein Mädchen
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Spanish (Español) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG POR
Und schläfst du, mein Mädchen,
Auf, öffne du mir;
Denn die Stund' ist gekommen,
Da wir wandern von hier.

Und bist ohne Sohlen,
Leg' keine dir an;
Durch reisende Wasser
Geht unsere Bahn.

Durch die tief tiefen Wasser
Des Guadalquivir;
Denn die Stund' ist gekommen,
Da wir wandern von hier.1

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1 Schumann and Wolf here repeat the line "Auf, öffne du mir!"

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Intermezzo", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (David K. Smythe) , "And are you sleeping, my girl?", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Margarida Moreno) , "Intermezzo", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website: 2003-11-19 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:00
Line count: 12
Word count: 50

And are you sleeping, my girl?
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
And are you sleeping, my girl?
Up! Open the door for me,
For the hour has come,
When we get away from here.

And you are without shoes,
Put nothing on,
Through raging water
Goes our path.

Through the deep, deep water
Of the Guadalquivir;
For the hour has come,
When we get away from here.

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Text added to the website: 2003-11-19 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:00
Line count: 12
Word count: 56