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Language: German (Deutsch)

Nun die Mutter schlafen will,
werden auch die Kindlein still;
all die Vöglein groß und klein
huschen schweigend durch den Hain.

Frosch und Grille sind verstummt,
nicht ein einzig Bienchen summt;
selbst das Bächlein rieselt nur 
heimlich durch die Wiesenflur.

Und damit die Mutter nicht 
blenden soll das helle Licht,
wogt und wallt als leichter Flor
Nebel aus dem Tal empor.

Nun ist sie vom Traum gewiegt,
an die Kinder weich geschmiegt,
und der Baum zu sanfter Ruh
deckt mit goldnem Laub sie zu.

Translation(s): ENG

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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):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Autumn song", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2012-06-04.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:33
Line count: 16
Word count: 84

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Autumn song

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Now that Mother wishes to sleep,
The children, too, become quiet;
All the birds, large and small,
Flit silently through the grove.

Frog and cricket have fallen mute,
Not a single bee hums;
Even the brooklet only ripples
Secretly through the meadow.

And in order that Mother might not
Be blinded by the bright light,
Up from the valley fog surges
And undulates like delicate gauze.

Now she is lulled by dreams,
Her children softly cuddled up to her,
And for her gentle rest, the tree
Covers her with golden leaves.

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Text added to the website: 2014-02-13.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:29
Line count: 16
Word count: 91