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Guten Abend, lieber Mondenschein!

Language: German (Deutsch)

"Guten Abend, lieber Mondenschein!
Wie blickst mir so traulich ins Herz hinein!
Nun sprich, und laß dich nicht lange fragen,
Du hast mir gewiß einen Gruß zu sagen,
    Einen Gruß von meinem Schatz!" --
 
"Wie [sollt']1 ich bringen den Gruß zu dir?
[Du hast ja]2 keinen Schatz bei mir;
Und was mir da unten die [Burschen]3 sagen,
Und was mir die Frauen und Mädchen klagen,
    Ei, das versteh' ich nicht." --
 
"Hast Recht, [mein]4 lieber Mondenschein,
Du darfst auch Schätzchens Bote nicht sein;
Denn thätst [du zu tief]5 ihr ins Auge sehen,
Du könntest ja nimmermehr untergehen,
    Schienst ewig nur für sie.“
 
Dies Liedchen ist ein Abendreih'n,
Ein Wandrer sang's im Vollmondschein;
Und die es lesen bei Kerzenlicht,
Die Leute verstehen das Liedchen nicht,
    Und ist doch kinderleicht.


Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE FRE

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N. Gade sets stanzas 1-3

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Confirmed withGedichte von Wilhelm Müller, mit Einleitung und Anmerkungen herausgegeben von Max Müller, Erster Theil, Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus, 1868, page 34

1 Draeseke, Fischhof: "soll"
2 Draeseke, Fischhof: "Hab' ich doch"
3 Draeseke: "Bursche"
4 Draeseke, Fischhof: "du"
5 Gade: "zu tief du"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor] and Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

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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)

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  • ENG English (Michael P. Rosewall) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant du soir", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Chant du soir

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

Bonsoir, cher clair de lune,
Comme tu regardes intimement dans mon cœur ;
Maintenant parle et ne pose plus de question,
Tu dois sûrement avoir un salut à me donner,
Un salut de mon trésor !

Comment je t'apporterais un salut à toi ?
Je n'ai certainement aucun chéri près de moi ;
Et ce que les garçons en bas me disent,
Et sur ce que les femmes et les filles se plaignent,
Ah, je n'y comprends rien !

Tu as raison, cher clair de lune,
Et tu ne dois pas être le messager de mon trésor,
Car si tu pouvais regarder au fond de ses yeux,
Tu ne pourrais plus jamais descendre
Brillant pour toujours seulement pour elle !

La petite chanson est un chant du soir,
Chantée par un voyageur à la pleine lune,
Et si elle est lue à la lumière de la chandelle,
Les gens ne comprennent la petite chanson,
Même si elle est aussi simple qu'un jeu d'enfant !


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