by Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884)
Translation © by John Glenn Paton

Flutenreicher Ebro
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Spanish (Español) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FRE
Flutenreicher Ebro,
Blühendes [Ufer]1,
All ihr grünen Matten,
Schatten des Waldes,
Fraget die Geliebte,
Die unter euch ruhet,
Ob in ihrem Glücke
Sie meiner gedenket!


Und ihr thauigen Perlen,
Die ihr im Frühroth
Den grünenden Rasen
Bunt mit Farben [sticket]1,
Fraget die Geliebte,
Wenn sie Kühlung athmet,
Ob in ihrem Glücke
Sie meiner gedenket!
 
Ihr laubigen Pappeln,
Schimmerde Pfade,
Wo leichten Fußes
Mein Mädchen wandelt,
Wenn sie euch begegnet,
Fraget sie, fragt sie,
Ob in ihrem Glücke
Sie meiner gedenket!
 
Ihr schwärmenden Vögel,
Die den Sonnenaufgang
Singend ihr begrüßet
Mit Flötenstimmen,
Fraget die Geliebte,
Dieses Ufers Blume,
Ob in ihrem Glücke
Sie meiner gedenket!

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1 Levinsohn: "Thal", more changes may exist, not noted
2 Schumann: "schmückt"

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Romance 'Golvenrijke Ebro'", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (John Glenn Paton) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Ebre, aux flots puissants", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: John Glenn Paton [Guest Editor] , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 32
Word count: 104

Flooding Ebro River
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Flooding Ebro River,
flowery banks,
all you green meadows,
shadows of the forest,
ask my beloved,
who is resting among you,
whether in her happy state
she thinks of me!
 
And you pearls of dew,
you who, under the red morning sky,
dot the green lawns
with bright spots of color,
ask my beloved,
when she breathes in coolness,
whether in her happy state
she thinks of me!
 
You leafy poplars,
shimmering paths
where with a light step
my maiden wanders,
when she comes to you,
ask her, ask her
whether in her happy state
she thinks of me!
 
You birds in flocks,
you who greet the sunrise
by singing
with flute-like voices,
ask my beloved,
the flower of this riverbank,
whether in her happy state
she thinks of me!

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This text was added to the website: 2008-05-20
Line count: 32
Word count: 130