by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Amelia Maria Imbarrato

Warte, warte, wilder Schiffsmann
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Warte, warte, wilder [Schiffsmann]1,
gleich folg' ich zum Hafen dir;
von zwei Jungfraun nehm' ich Abschied,
von Europa und von ihr.

Blutquell, rinn' aus meinen Augen,
Blutquell, brich aus meinem Leib,
daß ich mit dem heißen Blute
meine Schmerzen niederschreib'.

Ei, mein Lieb, warum just heute
[schauderst du]2, mein Blut zu sehn?
Sahst mich bleich und herzeblutend
lange Jahre vor dir [stehn!]3

Kennst du noch das alte Liedchen
von der Schlang' im Paradies,
die durch schlimme Apfelgabe
unsern Ahn ins Elend stieß.

Alles Unheil brachten Äpfel!
Eva bracht' damit den Tod,
Eris brachte Trojas Flammen,
du brachst'st beides, Flamm' und Tod.

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1 Schumann: "Schiffmann"
2 Schumann: "schaudert's dich"
3 Schumann: "stehn! Oh!"

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Wacht, o wacht toch, wilde schipper", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Wait, wait, wild boatman", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Attends, attends, satané marin", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Aspetta, aspetta, nocchiero selvaggio", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Word count: 101

Aspetta, aspetta, nocchiero selvaggio
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Aspetta, aspetta, nocchiero selvaggio,
subito ti seguo al porto;
da due fanciulle prendo commiato,
dall'Europa e da Lei.

Fonte di sangue, sgorga dai miei occhi,
fonte di sangue, erompi dal mio corpo,
ché io col caldo sangue
scriva il mio dolore!

Ahimè, amore mio, perché proprio oggi
tremi a vedere il mio sangue?
Mi hai visto pallido e col cuore sanguinante
per lunghi anni davanti a te!

Conosci ancora la vecchia canzone
del serpente in paradiso,
che col maligno dono della mela
gettò nell'infelicità il nostro avo?

Tutte le disgrazie le portano le mele!
Eva ha portato con quella la morte,
Eris provocò il fuoco di Troia,
tu - tu entrambi, fuoco e morte!

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This text was added to the website: 2006-02-22
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Word count: 114