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Im Spätboot

Language: German

Aus der Schiffsbank mach ich meinen Pfühl.
Endlich wird die heiße Stirne kühl!
O wie suß erkaltet mir das Herz!
O wie weich verstummen Lust und Schmerz!
Über mir des Rohres schwarzer Rauch
Wiegt und biegt sich in des Windes Hauch.
Hüben hier und wieder drüben dort
Hält das Boot an manchem kleinen Port:
Bei der Schiffslaterne kargem Schein
Steigt ein Schatten aus und niemand ein.
Nur der Steurer noch, der wacht und steht!
Nur der Wind, der mir im Haare weht!
Schmerz und Lust erleiden sanften Tod.
Einen Schlummrer trägt das dunkle Boot.



Translation(s): ENG ITA FRE

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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 (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "In the last boat", copyright ©
    * ITA Italian (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Nella barca della sera", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Nicolas Certenais) , title 1: "Dans le Bateau tardif", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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