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Skolie

by Hugo Wolf From Drei Gedichte von Reinick (1897)

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Text & Translation

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Skolie
German source: Robert Reinick

Reich den Pokal mir schäumenden Weines voll,
Reich mir die Lippen zum Kusse, die blühenden,
Rühre die Saiten, die seelenberauschenden!
Feuer des Mutes brennt im Pokale mir,
Gluten der Liebe glühn auf der Lippe dir,
Flammen des Lebens rauschen die Saiten mir.
Woge des Kampfes, reiss in die Brandung mich!
Wogen der Liebe, hebt zu den Wolken mich!
Schäumendes Leben, jubelnd begrüss ich dich!

Skolie
English translation © Richard Stokes

Give me the goblet brimming with sparkling wine,
Give me your rosy lips to kiss,
Play the lyre that can ravish the soul! –
The goblet’s wine inflames me,
The ardour of love glows on your lips,
The lyre kindles on me the flame of life. –
Wave of battle, bear me into the breakers!
Waves of love, raise me to the clouds!
Surging life, I greet you with exultation!

Translation © Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

Skolie
German source: Robert Reinick

Skolie
English source: Richard Stokes

Reich den Pokal mir schäumenden Weines voll,
Give me the goblet brimming with sparkling wine,
Reich mir die Lippen zum Kusse, die blühenden,
Give me your rosy lips to kiss,
Rühre die Saiten, die seelenberauschenden!
Play the lyre that can ravish the soul! –
Feuer des Mutes brennt im Pokale mir,
The goblet’s wine inflames me,
Gluten der Liebe glühn auf der Lippe dir,
The ardour of love glows on your lips,
Flammen des Lebens rauschen die Saiten mir.
The lyre kindles on me the flame of life. –
Woge des Kampfes, reiss in die Brandung mich!
Wave of battle, bear me into the breakers!
Wogen der Liebe, hebt zu den Wolken mich!
Waves of love, raise me to the clouds!
Schäumendes Leben, jubelnd begrüss ich dich!
Surging life, I greet you with exultation!

Composer

Hugo Wolf

Hugo Filipp Jakob Wolf was born on 13 March 1860, the fourth of six surviving children, in Windischgraz, Styria, then part of the Austrian Empire. He was taught the piano and violin by his father at an early age and continued to study piano at the…

Poet

Robert Reinick

Robert Reinick was a German painter and poet, associated with the Düsseldorf school of painting. One of his poems, Dem Vaterland, was set to music by Hugo Wolf. Reinick was born in Danzig (Gdańsk) and died in Dresden. Taken from Wikipedia. To view…

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