Lureley

Lightly o'er the rapid Rhine -
Lureley!
Glide we to thy rocky shrine -
Lureley!
Friend of all the fond and fair,
Answer to thy pilgrim's prayer -
Lureley!

Like the waves that glitter here -
Lureley!
Bright and gentle is my dear -
Lureley!
But her father's heart is stone,
Harder than thy craggy throne, -
Lureley!

As thy bold rock cleaves the tide -
Lureley!
We are parted by his pride -
Lureley!
Teach us, O thou friendly Fay!
Like the waves to find a way -
Lureley!

Who shall chase my lady's fear -
Lureley?
Who shall dry my lady's tear -
Lureley?
Hark upon the passing wind,
Faintly floats her answer kind! -
"Lureley!"

(James Robinson Planché, 1827)

Geschichten und Bilder rund um die Loreley

Loreley Online, Stand: 08-02-2004, Dipl. Ing. (FH) Rudolf Reckenthäler