Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Im Wasser wogt die Lilie, die blanke,...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Im Wasser wogt die Lilie, die [blanke]1, hin und her!
Doch irrst du, Freund, sobald du sagst, sie schwanke hin und her!
Es wurzelt ja so fest ihr Fuß [im tiefen]2 Meeresgrund.
Ihr Haupt nur wiegt ein lieblicher Gedanke hin und her!

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1 Lang: "schlanke"
2 Lang: "auf tiefem"

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "The lily undulates in the water", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , no title, copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website: 2006-12-13 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:20
Line count: 4
Word count: 42

Le brillant nénuphar ondule sur l'eau,de...
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Le [brillant]1 nénuphar ondule sur l'eau,de ci, de là !
Mais tu te trompes, ami, quand tu dis qu'il vacille de ci, de là !
Il enracine si fermement son pied [au]2 fond de l'eau.
Il berce seulement une chère pensée dans sa tête, de ci, de là !

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1 Lang: "svelte"
2 Lang: "sur"

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2011 by Pierre Mathé, (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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Text added to the website: 2011-11-30 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:42
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Word count: 49