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Des Morgens, in dem Thaue

Language: German (Deutsch)

Des Morgens in dem Thaue,
Da ist die Wiese schön,
Da glänzen Wald und Aue
Und alle Bergeshöhn.

Des Morgens in dem Thaue,
Da geh ich weit hinaus,
Und von dem Hügel schaue
Ich in das Thal hinaus.

Des Morgens in dem Thaue
Da zog mein Schatz in's Thal,
Ach Gott, nun glänzt die Aue,
Als wären's Thränlein all!

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Otto Roquette, Liederbuch, Stuttgart und Tübingen: J.G. Cotta’scher Verlag, 1852, page 85

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Sharon Krebs [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):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Of a morning in the dew", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-10-02.
Last modified: 2017-08-25 11:47:13
Line count: 12
Word count: 59

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Of a morning in the dew

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Of a morning in the dew
The meadow is lovely,
Forest and lea sparkle
And all the mountain heights.

Of a morning in the dew
I wander far out [into the distance]
And from the hill I gaze
Out into the valley.

Of a morning in the dew
My beloved travelled off into the valley,
Ah God, now the meadow gleams
As it if were all tears!

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Otto Roquette (1824 - 1896), "Des Morgens in dem Thaue", appears in Liederbuch, in Käthchen, no. 5, first published 1852
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Heinrich Esser, Gustav Hasse, Johann Heuchemer, Ferdinand Sieber. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2017-08-25.
Last modified: 2017-08-25 23:26:52
Line count: 12
Word count: 67