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Nun, da Schatten niedergleiten

Language: German (Deutsch)

Nun, da Schatten niedergleiten,
Und die Lüfte zärtlich wehen,
Dringet Seufzen aus der Seele,
Und umgirrt die treuen Saiten.
Klaget, daß ihr mit mir sterbet
Bittern Tod, wenn die nicht heilet,
Die den Becher mir gereichet,
Voller [Gift in süßem Scherbet]1. 
Erst mit Tönen, sanft wie Flöten,
Goß sie Schmerz in meine Adern;
Sehen wollte sie der Kranke,
Und nun wird ihr Reiz ihn tödten.
Nacht, komm her, mich zu umwinden
Mit dem farbenlosen Dunkel!
Ruhe will ich bey dir suchen,
Die mir noth thut bald zu finden.

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Lacrimas, ein Schauspiel. Herausgegeben von August Wilhelm Schlegel. Berlin, Im Verlage der Realschulbuchhandlung. 1803, pages 92-93.

The text appears in Lacrimas, dritter Aufzug, sechste Szene (Lied des Florio).

1 Schubert: "Gift, daß ich und ihr verderbet"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Cançó del Florio", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Lawrence Snyder) (Rebecca Plack) , copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2017-09-16 17:56:57

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Cançó del Florio

Language: Catalan (Català) after the German (Deutsch)

Ara que lliscant davallen les ombres
i que l’oreig bufa suaument, 
sorgeixen sospirs de l’ànima,
i acaronen les cordes fidels.
Planyeu-vos de morir amb mi
d’una amarga mort, si ella no em guareix,
la que em donà la copa
plena de verí per a la perdició d’ella i de mi.
D’antuvi, amb dolços sons com de flauta,
ella abocà el dolor dins les meves venes;
el malalt la volia veure
i ara el seu encís el matarà.
Nit, vine aquí, per embolcallar-me
amb la foscúria sense color!
En tu vull trobar el repòs
que necessito al més aviat.

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