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Das ist doch schön eingericht'

Language: German (Deutsch)

Das ist doch schön [eingericht']1,
Daß Baum und Mondenlicht
Nicht dann und wann
Ausplaudern kann!

Schätzelein, schau einmal
Dort in das tiefe Thal,
Gestern, ja, ja,
Waren wir da!

Meinst du, die Sommernacht, 
Habe nicht auch gewacht? 
Das ganze Thal 
Lauschte zumal. 

Dich hat der Bach gesehn, 
Dich sah das Mondlicht gehn,
Weit in die Rund 
Ward es schon kund.

Und an des Baches Saum,
Da steht ein Lindenbaum,
Der aber -- der, 
Der sah noch mehr! 

Das ist doch schön eingericht',
Daß Baum und Mondenlicht
Nicht dann und wann 
Ausplaudern kann!

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Confirmed with Otto Roquette, Liederbuch, Stuttgart und Tübingen: J.G. Cotta’scher Verlag, 1852, pages 81-82

1 Deprosse, Reissmann: "eingerichtet"; further changes may exist not shown above.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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Text added to the website: 2011-10-02.
Last modified: 2017-04-28 13:07:59
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It has indeed been beautifully arranged

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

It has indeed been beautifully arranged
That tree and moonlight
Cannot now and then
Divulge what they know!

Darling, look
Yonder into the deep valley,
Yesterday, yes, yes,
We were there!

Do you believe that the summer night
Was not watching as well?
The whole valley
Was eavesdropping.

The brook saw you,
The moonlight saw you walking,
Everywhere around
It had already been made known.

And at the bank of the brook
There stands a linden tree,
The tree now -- the tree
Saw even more!

It has indeed been beautifully arranged
That tree and moonlight
Cannot now and then
Divulge what they know!

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Translations of title(s):
"Das ist doch schön eingerichtet" = "It has indeed been beautifully arranged"
"Schöne Einrichtung " = "Lovely arrangement"


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Otto Roquette (1824 - 1896), "Schöne Einrichtung", appears in Liederbuch, in Käthchen, no. 3, first published 1852
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Anton Deprosse, Paul Hoppe, August Friedrich Wilhelm Reissmann, Gustav Schmidt, Otto Schmidt. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2017-05-02.
Last modified: 2017-05-02 03:25:36
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