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Language: German (Deutsch)

Stolzes Schiff mit seidnen Schwingen,
Fährst mein Boot zu Grunde schier.
Sang von Bord und Lauten klingen,
O du fröhl'cher Schiffsherr, dir.
Ich muss selbst mein Lied mir singen,
Nur der Sturmwind singt mit mir.

Stolzes Schiff, wenn deine Feuer
Nachts verlöscht beim falben Licht,
Steht ein Fremder an dem Steuer,
Mit den Winden laut er spricht,
Und die Wogen rauschen scheuer,
Trau dem finstren Bootsmann nicht!

Gleiche Winde, gleiche Wellen,
Reiches Schiff und armes Boot,
Nach demselben Strande schwellen.
Deine Hoffart, meine Not
Wird an einem Riff zerschellen,
Denn der Bootsmann ist der Tod.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs


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