by Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)
Translation by Wilhelm Christoph Leonhard Gerhard (1780 - 1858)

Out over the Forth
Language: Scottish (Scots) 
Out over the Forth, I look to the north;
But what is the north and its Highlands to me? 
The south nor the east gie ease to my breast,
The far foreign land, or the wide rolling sea. 

But I look to the west when I gae to my rest,
That happy my dreams and my slumbers may be;
For far in the west lives he I love best,
The man that is dear to my babie and me.

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Text added to the website: 2003-11-19 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-07-28 11:30:01
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Ich schau' über Forth hinüber nach Nord
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Scottish (Scots) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
   Ich schau' über Forth hinüber nach Nord:
Was helfen mir Nord und Hochlands Schnee?
Was Osten und Süd, wo die Sonne glüht,
Das ferne Land und die wilde See?
 
   Aus Westen winkt, wo die Sonne sinkt,
Was mich im Schlummer und Traume beglückt;
Im Westen wohnt, der mir Liebe lohnt,
Mich und mein Kindlein an's Herz gedrückt!

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Robert Burns’ Gedichte deutsch von W. Gerhard, Leipzig: Verlag von Joh. Ambr. Barth, 1840, page 125


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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Marta Garcia Cadena) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Pilar Lirio , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website: 2003-11-19 00:00:00
Last modified: 2016-01-13 12:19:14
Line count: 8
Word count: 58