by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Erkki Pullinen

Mein Liebchen, wir sassen beisammen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FIN FRE ITA
Mein Liebchen, wir sassen beisammen,
Traulich im leichten Kahn.
Die Nacht war still, und wir schwammen
Auf weiter Wasserbahn.

Die Geisterinsel, die schöne,
Lag dämm'rig im Mondenglanz;
Dort klangen liebe Töne,
Dort wogte der Nebeltanz.

Dort klang es lieb und lieber,
Und wogt' es hin und her;
Wir aber schwammen vorüber,
Trostlos auf weitem Meer.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 147.


Authorship

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

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Estimada, seiem tots dos ensems", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "My darling, we sat together", copyright ©
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, appears in Intermezzo lyrique, no. 42, first published 1827
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Amore mio, sedevamo insieme", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Pierre Mathé [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website: 2003-10-13 00:00:00
Last modified: 2016-12-02 21:03:00
Line count: 12
Word count: 55

Kultaseni, me istuimme yhdessä
Language: Finnish (Suomi)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Kultaseni, me istuimme yhdessä
lähekkäin pienessä veneessä;
yö oli vaiti, ja me kelluimme
aavalla ulapalla.

Kaunis Aavesaari
lepäsi haaveillen kuun loisteessa;
siellä kaikuivat suloiset sävelet,
siellä sumu aaltoili kuin tanssissa.

Musiikki kaikui yhä suloisempana,
ja aaltoili joka suuntaan;
mutta me ajelehdimme ohitse
toivottomina aavalla merellä.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Finnish (Suomi) copyright © 2009 by Erkki Pullinen, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2009-11-08 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:27
Line count: 12
Word count: 45