by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Barcarole
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
O Fischer auf den Wogen
   Fidelin, 
Rudre zum Fischen her! 
Mit der Barke, mit der schönen
Fährt der Fischer übers Meer. 
  Fidelin, lin, la.

Was soll ich Euch denn fischen?
  Fidelin, 
Mein Ringlein fiel ins Meer.
Mit der Barke, mit der schönen
Fährt der Fischer übers Meer.
  Fidelin, lin, la.
 
Ich gebe dir hundert Scudi
  Fidelin,
Und diese Börse schwer;
Mit der Barke, mit der schönen 
Fährt der Fischer übers Meer.
  Fidelin, lin, la.

Ich mag nicht hundert Scudi,
  Fidelin,
Noch Eure Börse schwer; 
Mit der Barke, mit der schönen 
Fährt der Fischer übers Meer.
  Fidelin, lin, la.

Nur einen Kuß der Liebe 
  Fidelin,
Nur das ist mein Begehr.
Mit der Barke, mit der schönen 
Fährt der Fischer übers Meer.
  Fidelin, lin, la. 

Confirmed with Paul Heyse, Italienisches Liederbuch, Berlin: Verlag von Wilhelm Hertz (Bessersche Buchhandlung), 1860, pages 181-190.


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Barcarole
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Oh fisherman upon the waves,
   Fidelin,
Row over here to fish!
With his barque, his beautiful barque
The fisherman travels over the sea.
  Fidelin, lin, la.

What I am to fish up for you?
   Fidelin,
My ring fell into the sea.
With his barque, his beautiful barque
The fisherman travels over the sea.
  Fidelin, lin, la.

I shall give you a hundred scudi,
   Fidelin,
And this heavy pouch;
With his barque, his beautiful barque
The fisherman travels over the sea.
  Fidelin, lin, la.

I do not want a hundred scudi,
   Fidelin,
Or your heavy pouch;
With his barque, his beautiful barque
The fisherman travels over the sea.
  Fidelin, lin, la.

Only one kiss of love,
   Fidelin,
That is my sole desire.
With his barque, his beautiful barque
The fisherman travels over the sea.
  Fidelin, lin, la.

Subtitle: "(Venetian)"

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