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Phantasie aus Don Juan (1880) no.5

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Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit

Phantasie aus Don Juan

Das Mägdlein trat aus dem Fischerhaus,
Die Netze warf sie ins Meer hinaus!
Und wenn kein Fisch in das Netz ihr ging,
Die Fischerin doch die Herzen fing!
Die Winde streifen so kühl umher,
Erzählen leis’ eine alte Mär!
Die See erglühet im Abendrot,
Die Fischerin fühlt nicht Liebesnot
Im Herzen! Im Herzen!


The girl stepped from the fisherman's hut,
She cast her nets out into the sea!
And even if she caught no fish,
The fishergirl trapped hearts!
The breezes blow cool about her,
Whispering an old fairy tale!
The sea glows red in the sunset,
The fishergirl feels no anguish of love
In her heart, in her heart!
Translation © Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

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Tirso de Molina was a Spanish Baroque dramatist, poet and Roman Catholic monk. He is primarily known for writing The Trickster of Seville and the Stone Guest, the play from which the popular character of Don Juan originates.

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