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Sangen Geigen übern See

Language: German (Deutsch)

Sangen Geigen übern See…
Halbvergessnes Liebesweh. –
Weiß nicht, wie der Klang verging.
Lange ich in Träumen hing
lange Irgendwo ein Käuzlein rief. –
Nacht und Wald und See so tief…
Alles wunderstill und sacht!
Meine Seele trank die Nacht.

Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]


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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Des violons chantaient sur le lac", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2015-02-26.
Last modified: 2015-02-26 13:18:58
Line count: 8
Word count: 40

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Des violons chantaient sur le lac

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

Des violons chantaient sur le lac...
Un chagrin d'amour à moitié oublié,
Je ne sais pas comment le son a disparu.
Longtemps je suis resté suspendu à mes rêves,
Longtemps, quelque part, un hibou a appelé. --
Nuit et forêt et lac si profonds...
Tout était d'un calme merveilleux et doux !
Mon âme buvait la nuit.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Hans Steiger (1889/1899 - ?)
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Erwin Schulhoff. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2015-02-26.
Last modified: 2015-02-26 13:19:06
Line count: 8
Word count: 56