by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation by Emma Lazarus (1849 - 1887)

Über die Berge steigt schon die Sonne
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Über die Berge steigt schon die Sonne,
Die Lämmerheerde läutet von fern:
Mein Liebchen, mein Lamm, meine Sonne und Wonne,
Noch einmal säh' ich dich gar zu gern!

Ich schaue hinauf mit spähender Miene,
"Leb' wohl, mein Kind, ich wandre von hier!"
Vergebens! es regt sich keine Gardine;
Sie liegt noch und schläft und träumt von mir.

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  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist DUT FRE ; composed by Henry Kimball Hadley.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist DUT FRE ; composed by Herbert Frederick Birch Reynardson.
  • Also set in Italian (Italiano), a translation by Bernardino Zendrini (1839 - 1879) DUT ENG ENG FRE ; composed by Edoardo Aromatari.

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Über die Berge steigt schon die Sonne
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Lo, on the mountains the sunbeams' first kiss!
  The bells of the herd ring afar on the plain,
My darling, my lambkin, my sun and my bliss,
  Oh, fain would I see thee and greet thee again!

I gaze on thy windows with curious eyes --
  Farewell, dearest child, I must vanish for thee,
In vain! for the curtain moves not -- there she lies,
  There slumbers she still -- and dreams about me!

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Text added to the website: 2008-05-03 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:42
Line count: 8
Word count: 71