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

My heart is sair
Language: Scottish (Scots) 
My heart is sair, I daurna tell,
My heart is sair for somebody,
I could wake a winter's night, 
For the sake o' somebody,
Oh, hon!  for somebody!
I could range the world around
For the sake o' somebody.

Ye powers that smile on virtuous love,
Oh!  sweetly smile on somebody;
Frae ilka danger keep him free,
And send me safe my somebody.
Oh, hon!  for somebody!
I wad dae what wad I no'?
For the sake o' somebody.

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This text was added to the website: 2003-11-19
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Word count: 79

Jemand
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Scottish (Scots) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
   Mein Herz ist betrübt -- ich sag' es nicht --
Mein Herz ist betrübt um Jemand;
Ich könnte wachen die längste Nacht,
Und immer träumen von Jemand;
      O Wonne! von Jemand;
      O Himmel! von Jemand;
Durchstreifen könnt' ich die ganze Welt,
   Aus Liebe zu Jemand.
 
   Ihr Mächte, die ihr der Liebe hold,
O lächelt freundlich auf Jemand!
Beschirmet ihn, wo Gefahren drohn;
Gebt sicher Geleite dem Jemand!
      O Wonne! dem Jemand;
      O Himmel! dem Jemand;
Ich wollt' -- ich wollte -- was wollt' ich nicht
   Für meinen Jemand!

Confirmed with Robert Burns' Gedichte deutsch von W. Gerhard, Leipzig: Verlag von Joh. Ambr. Barth, 1840, page 217


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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Marta Garcia Cadena) , "El meu cor està trist", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Iemand", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Someone", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Quelqu'un", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

This text was added to the website: 2003-11-19
Line count: 16
Word count: 85