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Sommerabend

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Mutter:
 Geh' schlafen, Tochter, schlafen!
 Schon fällt der Tau aufs Gras,
 Und wen die Tropfen trafen,
 Weint bald die Augen naß!

Die Tochter:
 Laß weinen, Mutter, weinen!
 Das Mondlicht leuchtet hell,
 Und wem die Strahlen scheinen,
 Dem trocknen Tränen schnell!

Die Mutter:
 Geh' schlafen, Tochter, schlafen!
 Schon ruft der Kauz im Wald,
 Und wen die Töne trafen,
 Muß mit ihm klagen bald!

Die Tochter:
 Laß klagen, Mutter, klagen!
 Die Nachtigall singt hell,
 Und wem die Lieder schlagen,
 Dem schwindet Trauer schnell!


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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Note: The indications of who is speaking are not in the original text.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship


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

  • by Eduard Behm (1862 - 1946), "Sommerabend", op. 5 (Sechs Lieder für 1 Singstimme mit Pianoforte) no. 4, published 1891 [voice and piano], Berlin, Raabe & Plothow [
     text not verified 
    ]
  • by Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897), "Sommerabend", op. 84 (Fünf Romanzen und Lieder) no. 1 (1881), published 1888 [voice and piano], Berlin, Simrock [
     text verified 1 time
    ]
  • by Arno Kleffel (1840 - 1913), "Sommerabend", op. 36 (Sechs Gesänge für 1 Singstimme mit Pianofortebegleitung) no. 6, published 1884 [voice and piano], Magdeburg, Heinrichshofen Verlag [
     text not verified 
    ]

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Summer evening", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Soir d'été", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Zomeravond", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2015-01-19 13:08:57
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Zomeravond

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

De moeder:
 Ga slapen, dochter, slapen!
 Reeds valt de dauw op ‘t gras,
 En wie de druppels raken,
 Schreit tranen, wel een plas!
 
De dochter:
 Laat schreien, moeder, schreien!
 Het maanlicht schijnt heel hel;
 Op wie de stralen schijnen,
 Hem drogen tranen snel!
 
De moeder:
 Ga slapen, dochter, slapen!
 Reeds roept de uil in ‘t bos;
 Bij wie zijn tonen raken
 Breekt weldra ‘t klagen los.
 
De dochter:
 Laat klagen, moeder, klagen!
 De nachtegaal zingt hel,
 En wie de lied’ren raken
 Verliest zijn droefheid snel.


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Authorship

  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2015 by Lau Kanen, (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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Text added to the website: 2015-01-19.
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