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236             Music of the Waters.
WANDRER'S NACHT-LIED.
German Version.
Ueber alien Gipfeln ist Ruh, In alien Wipfeln spiirest du Kaum einen Hauch; Die Voglein schweigen im Walde.
Chorus.
Warte nur, balde Ruhest du auch.
THE WANDERER'S NIGHT SONG.
English Version.
Over each mountain is peace, On each summit stirs there Scarce a breeze ; The birds are silent in the wood.
Chorus.
There only wants, there only wants, That thou, too, shouldst rest.
The effect of this beautiful song chanted—for it is more like some grand sacred piece than a song—on the open sea, must be very pleasing. Imagine our Jack tars sing­ing anything even one-half as classical as Schubert's " Wandrer's Nacht-Lied."
AUF, IHR BRUDER, LASZT UNS WALLEN.
The following is the tune of the " Weinachts-Lied," or " Christmas Carol," that is sung by the German sailors for that festival. It is to be found, amongst many other well-known German songs, in a book published in Hamburg and collected by Dr. Wichern, under the title of " Unsere Lieder."







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