Singable translation by Friedrich Martin von Bodenstedt (1819 - 1892)
Translation Singable translation possibly by Constance Bache (1846 - 1903) and possibly by William Stigand, né Stigant (1825 - 1915)

Eine Wolke ließ beim Glanz der Sterne
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Russian (Русский) 
Eine Wolke ließ beim Glanz der Sterne
Nachts [an]1 hoher Felsenbrust sich nieder,
Als der Morgen anbrach, zog sie wieder
Fröhlich fürbaß in die blaue Ferne.

Doch es blieb die feuchte Spur
Eingefurcht dem alten Fersen,
[Einsam schaut er]2 auf die Flur
Trüb versenkt in tiefes [Sinnen]3,
Und ein Thränenstrom entquillt 
Seiner [Stirn]4...

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1 Rubinstein: "von"
2 Rubinstein: "Schauet einsam"
3 Rubinstein: "Schweigen"
4 Rubinstein: "Stirne"

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  • ENG English [singable] (Constance Bache) (William Stigand, né Stigant) , title 1: "The rock"


Researcher for this text: Harry Joelson

This text was added to the website: 2011-06-25
Line count: 10
Word count: 53

The rock
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
All night long beneath the stars bright gleaming,
Lay a cloud upon a rock reposing,
But at morn its soft embrace unclosing,
Floated far away with joyous beaming.

Yet the rock doth still retain
Of its comrade dewy token,
Sadly looks it o'er the plain
And in silence mourns unbroken,
While adown its tearful face floods are streaming!

Note: from a Rubinstein score. It is unclear which of the two translators listed on the front page wrote this particular translation.

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Researcher for this text: Harry Joelson

This text was added to the website: 2011-06-25
Line count: 9
Word count: 58