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Komm, Liebchen, komm! Die Nacht ist hell

Language: German (Deutsch)

Komm, Liebchen, komm! Die Nacht ist hell,
und frische Lüftchen gaukeln.
Wie möcht' ich dich auf leiser Well'
mit [schlankem Kahne]1 schaukeln. 

Komm, Liebchen, komm! Uns ruft die Nacht,
mein Herz schlägt treu und ehrlich;
die Mutter schläft, dein Liebster wacht,
was wäre da gefährlich?

Translation(s): DUT FRE

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1 Prince Albert: "schlanken Kahnen"

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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)

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , subtitle: "Barcarole", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-12-07.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:01
Line count: 8
Word count: 45

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Kom, liefje, kom! Licht is de nacht

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

Kom, liefje, kom! Licht is de nacht,
Er dart’len briesjes, fijne,
Hoe graag zou ‘k jou op golfjes zacht
In ’n ranke boot doen deinen.

Kom, liefje, kom! Ons roept de nacht,
Mijn hart bemint jou waarlijk;
Je moeder slaapt, je minnaar wacht,
Wat is dan toch gevaarlijk?

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Subtitle: "Barcarole"

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Translations of title(s):
"Ständchen" = "Serenade"
"Lied des venezianischen Gondoliers" = "Lied van de Venetiaanse gondelier"


  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2018 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 Michael Beer (1800 - 1833) FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Prince Consort, Robert Emmerich, Giacomo Meyerbeer. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2018-03-08.
Last modified: 2018-03-08 16:12:46
Line count: 8
Word count: 48