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Wiege dich, Wind, auf dem wogenden Korn

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wiege dich, Wind, auf dem wogenden Korn,
Schweife und pfeife um Distel und Dorn,
Lisple im Laube und raschle im Ried,
Surre und summe und sause dein Lied,
Meines Trautliebchens geflüstertes Wort
Fuchtelst und fauchest du nimmer doch fort.

Flimmernde Sterne und Sonne und Mond,
Die ihr hoch oben am Himmel da wohnt,
Schimmern und Scheinen ist all euer Lauf,
Bald geht ihr unter und bald geht ihr auf,
Aber wie Liebchens holdselig Gesicht
Leuchtet und lächelt doch keiner mir nicht.

Bäume dich, Welle, und wirble den Schaum,
Schwindest doch hin, ein zerfließender Traum;
Alles verrinnet in Wandel und Fluß,
Nur meines Mägdeleins feurigen Kuß
Nehme ich, mußt' es der letzte denn sein,
Mit in das ewige Leben hinein!

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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-02-24.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:31
Line count: 18
Word count: 119

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Rock yourself, wind, upon the surging...

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Rock yourself, wind, upon the surging wheat,
Rove and whistle about thistle and thorn,
Lisp in the foliage and rustle in the reeds,
Whirr and hum and roar your song,
The whispered word of my beloved
You shall never hustle and snarl away.

Twinkling stars and sun and moon,
Who live up above in the heavens,
Shimmering and shining is your whole existence,
Sometimes you set and sometimes you rise,
But not one of you shines and smiles on me
Like the lovely visage of my beloved.

Rise up, wave, and toss the foam about,
Nevertheless you vanish, a dissolving dream;
Everything trickles away in change and flux,
Only the fiery kiss of my maiden,
Even should it be the last, I shall take it
With me into eternal life!

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Translated titles:
"Wiege dich, Wind, auf dem wogenden Korn" = "Rock yourself, wind, upon the surging wheat"
"Minnelied" = "Love song"


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2014 by Sharon Krebs, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Julius Wolff (1834 - 1910), no title, appears in Tannhäuser: ein Minnesang, first published 1887
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Hugo Berger, Hans August Friedrich Zincke genannt Sommer, Ernst Edward Taubert. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2014-09-17.
Last modified: 2014-09-17 23:29:18
Line count: 18
Word count: 130