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Drei Lieder für 1 Singstimme mit Pianofortebegleitung

Word count: 133

Song Cycle by Victor Bause

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1. Komm', o Nacht, und nimm' mich hin [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

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Komm, o Nacht! - und nimm mich hin,
Dass ich schlafend mich vergesse,
Länger nicht mit wachem Sinn
Meines Kummers Tiefen messe.

Schlafe, müdes, wundes Herz
Deine Klagen sind vergebens.
Schlaf ist Balsam deinem Schmerz,
Traum die Blüte meines Lebens.


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2. Der Schwur [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG ENG ENG FRE

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English [singable] (Natalie Macfarren)
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "The vow", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le serment", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


[Es sprach zu Hänschen Gretchen]1:
"Mein Lieben mich gereut.
Du [scherzt]2 mit allen Mädchen,
Wir sind geschied'ne Leut.
Geh' deines [Weges]3 wieder!
Mein Kuss bleibt dir versagt,
Bis einst der span'sche Flieder
Im Garten Aepfel tragt!"

Das Fenster ward geschlossen,
Den Vorhang zog sie für,
Und Hänschen ging verdrossen
Von seiner Liebsten Thür.
Als Tags darauf er wieder
Den Weg zur Trauten fand,
Sass Gretchen auf dem Flieder,
[Daran]4 sie Aepfel band.


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Confirmed with Rudolf Baumbach, Spielmannslieder , Leipzig: Verlag von A.G. Liebeskind, 1893, page 49.

1 Bohm, Reger: "Zum Hänschen sprach das Gretchen"
2 Bohm, Reger: "scherzest"
3 Bohm, Reger: "Wegs nur"
4 Reger: "Darauf"

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3. Boten des Herbstes [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

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Wolkengüsse,
Frühe Nacht,
Breiter Flüsse
Wilde Macht --

Kahler Felder
Nebelduft,
Nasser Wälder
Schwere Luft --

Ringsum Klage,
Sturmeston, --
Herbstestage,
Naht ihr schon? 


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