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Der Bote

Language: German (Deutsch)

Am [Himmelsgrund schießen]1
So lustig die Stern',
Dein Schatz läßt dich grüßen
Aus weiter, weiter Fern' !

Hat eine Zither gehangen
An der Tür unbeacht't,
Der Wind ist gegangen
Durch die Saiten bei Nacht.

Schwang sich auf dann vom Gitter
Über die Berge, übern Wald --
Mein Herz ist die Zither,
Gibt ein'n fröhlichen Schall.


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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1 Bohm: "Himmelsgrunde schienen"; further changes may exist not shown above.

Submitted by John Versmoren

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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 unknown, copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Le messager", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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The stars shoot so merrily

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

The stars [shoot]1 so merrily
Across the heavenly background,
Your beloved sends you greetings
From the great, great distance!
 
Unnoticed, a zither hung
At the door;
The wind blew through
The strings by night.
 
[The tones] then rose aloft from the strings
Over the mountains, over the forest --
My heart is the zither,
It emits a joyous sound.


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1 Bohm: " shine"; further changes may exist, not shown above.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Josef Karl Benedikt von Eichendorff (1788 - 1857), "Der Bote", appears in Gedichte, in 4. Frühling und Liebe FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Emil Bohm, Robert Franz, Konrad Heubner, Alexis Holländer, Adolf Jensen, Robert Kahn, Otto Lohse, Henry Mansfeldt, Hans Erich Pfitzner, Hans August Friedrich Zincke genannt Sommer, Ernst von Stockhausen, Anton Urspruch. Go to the text.

 

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