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Über die See

Language: German

Über die See,
Fern über die See,
Ist mein Schatz gezogen,
[Ist]1 mein Herz
Voll Ach und Weh,
Bang ihm nachgeflogen.

Brauset das Meer,
Wild brauset das Meer,
Stürme dunkel jagen,
[Sinkt]2 die Sonn',
Die Welt wird leer,
Muß mein Herz verzagen.

Bin ich allein,
Ach, immer allein,
Meine Kräfte schwinden.
[Muß]3 zurück
In matter Pein,
Kann dich nimmer finden.



Translation(s): ENG FRE

View original text (without footnotes)
1 Brahms: "Ist ihm"
2 Brahms: "sinket"
3 Brahms: "Muß ich"

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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) , "Across the sea", copyright ©
    * FRE French (Guy Laffaille) , "Sur la mer", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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