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Nun der Tag mich müd gemacht

Language: German (Deutsch)

[Nun]1 der Tag mich [müd]2 gemacht,
Soll mein sehnliches Verlangen
Freundlich die gestirnte Nacht
Wie ein müdes Kind empfangen. 

Hände, laßt von allem Tun,
Stirn vergiß du alles Denken,
Alle meine Sinne nun
Wollen sich in Schlummer senken. 

Und die Seele unbewacht
Will in freien Flügen schweben,
Um im Zauberkreis der Nacht
Tief und tausendfach zu leben.


Translation(s): CAT DUT DUT ENG ENG FRE FRI ITA NOR SPA

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Confirmed with Hermann Hesse, Sämtliche Werke, herausgegeben von Volker Michels, Band 10 Die Gedichte, bearbeitet von Peter Huber, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2002, page 216.

1 Reichert: "Wenn"
2 Lubrich: "still"

Submitted by John Versmoren and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "A l'anar a dormir", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Geart van der Meer) , "Bij 't slapengaan", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Bij het slapen gaan", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "While going to sleep", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "En allant dormir", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRI Frisian [singable] (Geart van der Meer) , "Slieperstiid", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Francesco Campanella) , "Addormentandosi", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "Ved sovetid", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Abel Alamillo Fernández) , "Al irse a dormir", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Now that the day has made me weary

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

[Now]1 that the day has made me [weary]2,
May the starry night kindly
Receive my fervent longing
Like a tired child.

Hands, leave off from all labour,
Brow, forget all thinking,
All my senses now
Wish to sink into slumber.

And the unguarded soul
Wishes to soar in free flights,
To live deeply and thousandfold
In the magical circle of night.


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Translations of title(s):
"Abendlied" = "Evening song"
"Beim Schlafengehen" = "While going to bed"
"Nun der Tag mich müd gemacht" = "Now that the day has made me weary"
"Abend" = "Evening"

1 Reichert: "When"
2 Lubrich: "silent"

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962), "Beim Schlafengehen", written 1911, first published 1911? CAT DUT DUT FRE FRI ITA NOR SPA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ernst Beckert, Rudolf Brömel, Werner Bühler, Richard Czelinski, Franz Dietsch, Hans Frank, Julius Gessinger, Richard Gress, Esther Gutknecht, Walther Hecklinger, Heinz-Otto Hoffmann, Hans Kracke, Franz Krause, Nicolaus Kreismann, Wilhelm Lache, Fritz Lubrich, Jr., Otto Maurer, Helene Maria Petersen-Vietor, Kuno Petsch, Ernst Reichert, Heinz Sälter, Theresia Schlechtriem, Immo Schneider, Walter Schulthess, Herbert Schultz, Klaus Sochatzy, Alfred Stier, Richard Georg Strauss, Bruno Stürmer, Peter Voelkner, Rudolf Wagner-Régeny, Fried Walter, Justus Hermann Wetzel, Reinhold Zimmermann. Go to the text.

 

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