by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Paul Hindemith

Im Rhein, im schönen Strome
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT DUT ENG FIN FRE GRE HEB ITA SPA
[Im]1 Rhein, [im]1 [schönen]2 Strome,
Da spiegelt sich in den [Well'n]3
Mit seinem großen Dome
Das [große, heil'ge]4 Köln.

Im Dom da steht ein Bildnis,
Auf [goldnem Leder]5 gemalt;
In meines Lebens Wildnis
Hat's freundlich [hineingestrahlt]6.

Es schweben Blumen und Eng'lein
Um unsre liebe Frau;
Die Augen, die Lippen, die Wänglein,
Die gleichen der Liebsten genau.

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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 120.

1 Hollmann, Urspruch: "Am" / "am"; further changes may exist for Hollmann's setting, not shown above.
2 originally, "heiligen"; Schumann and Franz use this version.
3 Liszt: "Wellen"
4 Liszt, Urspruch: "große, das heilige"
5 Franz: "goldenem Grunde"; Urspruch "goldenes Leder"
6 Urspruch: "herein gestrahlt"

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "En el Rin, el bonic riu", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Jan Rot) , "In Keulen hoor ik het dond'ren", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De Rijn, die stroom o zo prachtig", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Paul Hindemith) , "In the Rhine, in the fair stream", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Arthur Westbrook) , "In the Rhine, that noble river"
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, appears in Intermezzo lyrique, no. 11, first published 1827
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Effimia Gianniou) , "Στον Ρήνο, στο ιερό ποτάμι", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Assaf Levitin) (Michal Levitin) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Nel Reno, nel sacro fiume", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Wilson Hidalgo) , "En el Rin, el santo río", copyright © 2007, (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 between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2016-12-02 19:17:30
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Word count: 56

In the Rhine, in the fair stream
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
In the Rhine, in the holy stream
Is it mirrored in the waves -
With its great cathedral -
That great, holy city Cologne.

In the Cathedral stands an image
Painted on golden leather;
Into the wildness of my life
Has it shone, friendly.

Flowers and little cherubs hover
Around our beloved Lady;
The eyes, the lips, the cheeks--
They match my beloved's exactly.

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