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Die Sonne

Language: German (Deutsch)

Täglich kommt die gelbe Sonne über den Hügel.
Schön ist der Wald, das dunkle Tier,
Der Mensch; Jäger oder Hirt.

Rötlich steigt im grünen Weiher der Fisch.
Unter dem runden Himmel
Fährt der Fischer leise im blauen Kahn.

Langsam reift die Traube, das Korn.
Wenn sich stille der Tag neigt,
Ist ein Gutes und Böses bereitet.

Wenn es Nacht wird,
Hebt der Wanderer leise die schweren Lider;
Sonne aus finsterer Schlucht bricht.


Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE

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Submitted by Jeroen Scholten

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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 (Elisabeth Siekhaus) , "The sun", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , "The sun", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le soleil", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:52

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The sun

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Day by day the yellow sun comes o’er the hill.
Full of beauty is the forest, the dark beast;
man - hunter or shepherd.

Reddishly the fish surface in the green mere.
Under the vault of heaven
the fisherman gently drifts on a blue boat.

Slowly the grape, the corn ripens.  
When the day has stilly declined,
a Good and an Evil is prepared.

When night falls,
the wanderer quietly lifts his heavy lids;
the sun breaks out of a gloomy gorge.


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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2016 by Bertram Kottmann, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2016-06-24 00:00:00.

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