by Johann Baptist Mayrhofer (1787 - 1836)
Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

Am Strome
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Ist mir's doch, als sey mein Leben
An den schönen Strom gebunden.
Hab' ich Frohes nicht [am]1 Ufer,
Und Betrübtes hier empfunden?

Ja du gleichest meiner Seele;
Manchmahl grün, und glatt gestaltet,
Und zu Zeiten - herrschen [Winde]2 -
Schäumend, unruhvoll, gefaltet.

Fließest [fort zum]3 fernen Meere,
Darfst allda nicht heimisch werden.
Mich drängt's auch in mildre Lande -
Finde nicht das Glück auf Erden.

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Johann Mayrhofer. Wien. Bey Friedrich Volke. 1824, page 78.

1 Schubert: "an seinem"
2 Schubert: "Stürme"
3 Schubert: "zu dem"

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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) , "Al riu", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Bij de rivier", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "By the stream", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Près de la rivière", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Presso la corrente", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Richard Morris , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 65

Presso la corrente
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Mi sembra come se la vita mia
a questo bel ruscello fosse unita;
felicità conobbi sulle sue sponde
ma non ho pure tristezza provata?

Sì, all'animo mio tu rassomigli;
a volte verde e sereno,
altre volte, quando soffia il vento,
spumeggiante, agitato, inquieto!

Scorri verso il mare lontano,
non puoi sentirti a casa qua;
anche io bramo terre più miti
su questa terra non trovo felicità.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Italian (Italiano) copyright © 2010 by Ferdinando Albeggiani, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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This text was added to the website: 2010-03-13
Line count: 12
Word count: 66