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O komm zu mir, wenn durch die Nacht

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

O komm zu mir, wenn durch die Nacht
Wandelt das Sternenheer,
Dann schwebt mit uns in Mondespracht
Die Gondel übers Meer.
Die Luft ist weich wie [Liebesscherz]1,
Sanft spielt der goldne Schein,
Die [Zither]2 klingt und zieht dein Herz
Mit in die Lust hinein.
O komm zu mir, wenn durch die Nacht
Wandelt das Sternenheer,
Dann schwebt mit uns in Mondespracht
Die Gondel übers Meer.

[Das ist für Liebende die Stund',
Liebchen, wie ich und du;
So friedlich [blaut]3 des Himmels Rund,
Es schläft das Meer in Ruh.]4
Und wie es schläft, [da]5 sagt der [Blick]6,
Was [keine]7 Zunge spricht,
[Die Lippe]8 zieht sich nicht zurück,
[Und wehrt dem Kusse nicht.]9
O komm zu mir, wenn durch die Nacht
Wandelt das Sternenheer,
Dann schwebt mit uns in Mondespracht
Die Gondel übers Meer.


Translation(s): DUT ENG ENG FRE ITA

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1 Grimm: "Liebesschmerz" [sic]
2 Hensel: "Cither"
3 Grimm: "ruht"
4 Schumann:
Dies ist für sel'ge Lieb' die Stund,
Liebchen, o komm und schau,
so friedlich strahlt des Himmels Rund,
es schläft des Meeres Blau.
5 Schumann: "so"
6 Grimm: "Mund"
7 Grimm, Hensel, Schumann, Raff: "nie die"
8 Schumann: "Das Auge"
9 Schumann: "zurück die Seele nicht"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs

Authorship


Based on
  • a text in English by Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852), "Oh, come to me when daylight sets", appears in National Airs, volume I, first published 1818
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Greg Lonasil. Go to the text.

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

Set in a modified version by Charlotte Bauer, Johanna Kinkel, Karl Krall, Friedrich Wilhelm Kücken, Carl Pohlig, Louis Schlottmann, Ed. Thiele.

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Gondola song", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Barcarolle", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Gianni Franceschi) , "Gondoliera", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2004-06-30.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:08
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Word count: 132

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O, kom naar mij, als door de nacht

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

O, kom naar mij, als door de nacht
Wandelt het sterrenheir,
Dan glijdt met ons in maanlichtpracht
De gondel over ‘t meer.
De lucht is luw als lief geflirt,
Zacht golft de gouden schijn,
De citer klinkt, niet meer getreurd,
Maar vrij en vrolijk zijn.
O, kom naar mij, als door de nacht
Wandelt het sterrenheir,
Dan glijdt met ons in maanlichtpracht
De gondel over ‘t meer.
 
[Dit is voor minnaars ’t goede uur,
Liefje, voor jou en mij;
Zo vredig straalt het hoog azuur,
In rust slaapt het getij.]1
En als het slaapt, dan zegt de blik
Wat nooit een tong prijsgaf,
[De lip trekt zich niet terug van schrik,
Zij weert de kus niet af]2.
O, kom naar mij, als door de nacht
Wandelt het sterrenheir,
Dan glijdt met ons in maanlichtpracht
De gondel over  ’t meer.


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Translation of title "Gondellied" = "Gondellied"

1 […]Bij Clara Schumann en Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel: Dit is voor zaal’ge liefde ’t uur! / Liefje, o kom, aanschouw: / Zo vredig straalt het hoog azuur / Het meer slaapt kalm en blauw.
2 […] Bij Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel: Het oog wijkt niet terug van schrik,/ De ziel keert zich niet af.

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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2017 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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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884), "Gondoliera", appears in Jugendgedichte, in 2. Zweites Buch, in Berlin ENG FRE GER GER ITA ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Heinrich, Freiherr von Bach, as Heinrich Molbe, Günther Bartel, Sophie Bohrer, J. Ludwig Bruhns, Ignaz Brüll, Karl Collan, Robert Emmerich, Peter Gast, Eugen Gottlieb, Julius Otto Grimm, Édouard de Hartog, Gustav Hasse, Alexis Holländer, Otto Jaritz, Johann Wenzeslaus Kalliwoda, August Kern, Al. Kern, Richard Kleinmichel, Carl Machts, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Erik Meyer-Helmund, Emil Nauwerk, Hermann Nürnberg, Henry Hugo Pierson, Joachim Raff, Karl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke, Franz Ries, Georg Rijken, Clara Schumann, Johann Hugo Christian Ludwig Herkules Staehle, Josef Stritzko, Ernst Tschiderer, Severin Warteresiewicz. Go to the text.

Based on
  • a text in English by Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852), "Oh, come to me when daylight sets", appears in National Airs, volume I, first published 1818
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Greg Lonasil. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2017-02-07.
Last modified: 2017-02-07 13:50:55
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Word count: 139