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Waldesnacht, du wunderkühle

Language: German (Deutsch)

Waldesnacht, du wunderkühle, 
Die ich tausend Male grüß',
Nach dem lauten Weltgewühle,
O wie ist dein Rauschen süß!
Träumerisch die müden Glieder
Berg' ich weich ins Moos,
Und mir ist, als würd' ich wieder
All der irren Qualen los.

Fernes Flötenlied, vertöne,
Das ein weites Sehnen rührt,
Die Gedanken in die schöne,
Ach! missgönte Ferne führt.
Laß die Waldesnacht mich wiegen,
Stillen jede Pein!
Und ein seliges Genügen
Saug' ich mit den Düften ein.

In den heimlich engen Kreisen,
Wird dir wohl, du wildes Herz,
Und ein Friede schwebt mit leisen
Flügelschlägen niederwärts.
Singet, holde Vögellieder,
Mich in Schlummer sacht!
Irre Qualen, löst euch wieder;
Wildes Herz, nun gute Nacht!


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG ENG FRE

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R. Kahn sets stanzas 1, 3

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title unknown, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Wondrously cool woodland night", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Woodland night", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Michael P. Rosewall) , title 1: "Forested night", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Nuit de la forêt", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title unknown, copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Nuit de la forêt

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Nuit de la forêt, à la fraîcheur merveilleuse,
Que je salue mille fois :
Après l'agitation bruyante du monde,
Oh, comme ton murmure est doux !
En rêvant, mes membres fatigués,
Je les étends dans ta mousse,
Et il me semble que c'est comme si une fois de plus
J'étais libéré de mes tourments de fou.

Au loin un chant de flûte s'élève,
Et remue une grande nostalgie.
Mes pensées s'égarent vers un beau,
Hélas, désiré endroit lointain.
Que la nuit de la forêt me berce,
Et calme toute douleur !
Et une béate satisfaction
Me permet de boire ses parfums.

Dans des cercles étroits et secrets,
Cœur sauvage, tu sauras bien
Que la paix flotte avec de légers
Battements d'ailes vers le bas.
Chantez, doux chants d'oiseaux,
Pour moi doucement vers le sommeil !
Tourments déments, dissipez-vous à nouveau ;
Cœur sauvage, maintenant bonne nuit !


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Text added to the website: 2013-10-25.
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