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Deutsche Lieder (Zweite Sammlung)

Word count: 239

Song Cycle by Carl Gottlieb Erfurt (1807 - 1856)

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2. Lieb Liebchen, leg's Händchen aufs Herze [ sung text not verified ]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): CAT DUT DUT ENG ENG ENG FRE FRE ITA RUS SWE

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Lief liefje, voel 't hart eens", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Dear sweetheart, lay your hand on my heart", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Daniel Platt) , "My dear, lay your hand here", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Chère bien‑aimée, pose tes petites mains sur mon cœur", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Amore mio, posa la mano sul mio cuore", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Lieb' Liebchen, leg's Händchen [aufs]1 Herze mein; -
Ach, hörst du, wie's [pochet]2 im Kämmerlein?
Da hauset ein Zimmermann schlimm und arg,
Der zimmert mir einen Totensarg.

[Es]3 hämmert und klopfet bei Tag und bei Nacht;
[Es]3 hat mich schon längst um den Schlaf gebracht.
Ach! sputet Euch, Meister Zimmermann,
Damit ich balde schlafen kann.


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Note: first titled "Der Zimmermann"; later titled "Holzmeyer"
1 Medtner: "auf" [sic]
2 Lange-Müller: "pocht"
3 Lange-Müller: "Er"

Submitted by Emily Ezust and Grant Hicks

3. Du schönes Fischermädchen [ sung text not verified ]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG FIN FRE FRE ITA ITA ITA ITA ITA KOR NOR POR RUS RUS RUS RUS SPA SPA UKR

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "La jove pescadora", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Het vissersmeisje", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Michael P. Rosewall) , "You beautiful fishermaiden", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emma Lazarus) , appears in Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine, first published 1881
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Toi, jolie fille du pêcheur", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "La pescatrice", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • KOR Korean (한국어/조선말) [singable] (곽명규 Myung-Kew Kwack) , "어부 아가씨", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Saúl Botero Restrepo) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Du schönes Fischermädchen,
Treibe den Kahn ans Land;
Komm zu [mir und setze]1 dich nieder,
Wir kosen Hand in Hand.

Leg an mein Herz dein Köpfchen
Und fürchte dich nicht [zu]2 sehr;
[Vertraust du dich]3 doch sorglos
Täglich dem wilden Meer.

Mein Herz gleicht ganz dem Meere,
Hat Sturm und Ebb' und Flut,
Und manche schöne Perle
In seiner Tiefe ruht.


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1 Meyerbeer: "mir, setz"
2 Dresel: "so"
3 Dresel: "Trauest du"

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5. Wenn ich an deinem Hause [ sung text not verified ]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Wenn ich an deinem Hause
Des Morgens vorübergeh,
So freuts mich, du liebe Kleine,
Wenn ich dich am Fenster seh.

Mit deinen schwarzbraunen Augen
Siehst du mich forschend an:
Wer bist du, und was fehlt dir,
Du fremder, kranker Mann?

"Ich in ein deutscher Dichter,
Bekannt im deutschen Land;
Nennt man die besten Namen,
So wird auch der meine genannt.

Und was mir fehlt, du Kleine,
Fehlt manchem im deutschen Land;
Nennt man die schlimmsten Schmerzen,
So wird auch der meine genannt."


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6. Wanderers Nachtlied [ sung text not verified ]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE FRL GRE HUN ITA SPA

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Trekkers nachtlied", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Wanderer's night song", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Edgar Alfred Bowring) , "The wanderer's night-song", appears in The Poems of Goethe, first published 1853
  • ENG English [singable] (Charles Fonteyn Manney) , "O thou who from heaven art", first published 1911
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Le chant de nuit du voyageur I", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRL Friulian (Ermes Culos) , "Tu ch'i ti vèns dal paradìs", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HUN Hungarian (Magyar) (Tamás Rédey) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Canto notturno del viandante II", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Lewis Grenville) , "La cancion nocturna del caminante", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Der du [von dem Himmel]1 bist,
[Alles Leid]2 und Schmerzen [stillest]3,
Den, der doppelt elend ist,
Doppelt mit [Erquickung füllest]4,
Ach ich bin des Treibens müde!
[Was soll all der Schmerz und Lust?]5
Süßer Friede,
Komm, ach komm in meine Brust!


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Confirmed with Goethe’s Werke. Vollständige Ausgabe letzter Hand. Erster Band. Stuttgart und Tübingen, in der J.G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung. 1827, page 109.

First published in Christliches Magazin Herausgegeben von Joh. Konrad Pfenninger, Dritter Band, 1780, page 243, with the musical setting by Ph. Ch. Kayser.

1 Kirchner: "von den Himmeln"; Hiller: "vom Himmel" (further changes may exist not shown above)
2 Rust: "Kummer, Leid"
3 Schubert: "stillst"
4 Schubert: "Entzückung füllst"
5 Rust: "Bangen Schmerzes, wilder Lust,"; Arnim and J. Marx: "Was soll all der Schmerz, die Lust?"

Submitted by Emily Ezust and Peter Rastl

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