by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation Singable translation by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Im Kahne
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Norwegian (Bokmål) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Möven, Möven in weißen Flocken!
Sonnenschein!
Enten stolzieren in gelben Socken
schmuck und fein.
Fahr', fahr' zum Fischerstrand,
ruhig ist es am Schärenrand;
rings die See liegt so stille,
wowowille.

Löse, löse, mein Schatz, die dichte
Lockenpracht,
Dann lass uns tanzen, die warme, lichte
Juninacht.
Wart', wart'! zu Sankte Hans
gibt es Hochzeit mit lust'gem Tanz,
Geigen in Hülle und Fülle.
Wowowille.

Wiege, wiege mich, blanke Welle,
immerfort!
Lieblich naht, wie die schlanke Gazelle,
mein Schätzlein dort.
Wieg', wieg' in Traum mich ein,
du bist mein und ich bin dein.
Geigen, schweiget nun stille!
Wowowille.

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

  • ENG English (Linda Godry) , title 1: "In the boat", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , title 1: "Afloat"


Researcher for this text: Emily Bateman

This text was added to the website: 2008-08-11
Line count: 24
Word count: 95

Afloat
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Seagulls, seagulls on white wings flying, 
Golden sun!
Ducks, yellow-sock'd, with its bright rays vying, 
one by one!
Sail, sail where fishers stand, 
casting nets on the shining strand, 
Calm the wavelets and stilly.
Where, where will ye?

Unbind, unbind, sweetheart, thy dainty 
golden curls,
Lightly we'll dance in the mellow moonlight, 
sweetest of girls.
Bide, bide till good Saint John 
bless our bridal with song and dance,
Music in green field shall thrill ye.
When, when will ye?

Bear me, bear me, O flowing waters, 
to her I love.
Swift she comes like a slender gazelle or a 
nestling dove.
Lull, lull in dreams us twain, 
lovers true we'll ay remain; 
viols shriek not so shrilly!
What, what will ye?

A singable version of the Grieg.

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Researcher for this text: Emily Bateman

This text was added to the website: 2011-03-11
Line count: 24
Word count: 121