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Barcarole

Language: German

Nimm du, mein Schifflein, freundliche Wiege,
Zwischen zwei Himmel rettend mich auf.
Furche die Bläue und es besiege
Tändelnde Wellen spielend dein Lauf.
Sinket und steiget wechselndes Schlages,
Plätschernde Ruder, hüpfendes Herz,
Ungleiche Kinder seligen Tages
Schenket die Liebe[:] Freude und Schmerz!

Sinket und steiget wechselndes Schlages,
Plätschernde Ruder, hüpfendes Herz,
Ungleiche Kinder seligen Tages
Schenket die Liebe Freude und Schmerz!
Günstige Lüfte, treibet nach Morgen,
Füllet die Segel, kräuselt die Flut,
Weichet, Abend, grämliche Sorgen,
Lächle mir, Hoffnung, fröhlichen Mut!

Gaukelnde Möven, bunte Libellen,
Springende Fischlein, folget der Fahrt.
Glückliche wollen mir sich gesellen,
Seit ich von Herzen glücklicher ward.
Feiert, ihr Ruder, Segel hernieder,
Lande nur sachte, gleitender Kahn.
Flutender Spiegel, siehst mich nicht wieder,
Ebne des Schiffers schwindende Bahn.



Translation(s): ENG FRE ITA

Submitted by Sharon Krebs

Authorship

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) , "Barcarole", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Guy Laffaille) , "Barcarolle", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Barcarola", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2006-12-11.

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Barcarole

Language: English

Accept my little boat, friendly cradle,
Rescue me between two heavens.
Make furrows in the blueness and may the course you travel
Easily conquer the dallying waves.
Rise and fall in alternating strokes,
Splashing oars, leaping heart,
Love gives us unequal children on blissful days:
Joy and sorrow!

Rise and fall in alternating strokes,
Splashing oars, leaping heart,
Love gives us unequal children on blissful days:
Joy and sorrow!
Favourable winds, blow us toward morning,
Fill the sails, ruffle the water;
Evening, be off [with your] morose anxieties,
Hope, bring me a happy spirit!

Fluttering seagulls, colourful dragonflies,
Jumping little fish, follow [my] journey.
Happy people wish to gather around me
Since I myself became happier from the bottom of my heart.
Revel, you oars, down with the sails,
Only land gently, floating boat.
Mirror on the water, you shall not see me again,
Smoothe the boatman's disappearing pathway.



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Authorship

    * Translation from German to English copyright © 2006 by Sharon Krebs, sharon (DOT) krebs (AT) shaw (DOT) ca, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. Please contact the copyright-holder(s) when requesting permission to reprint and be sure to give proper credit.

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Text added to the website: 2006-12-11.