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Der Mond ist schlafen gangen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Der Mond ist schlafen gangen,
Die Sterne blinzeln blind,
Als ob sie müde sind
Von allem Funkeln und Prangen.

Und vor dem Fenster leise
Säuselt so lieb und lind
Ein frischer Frühlingswind;
Ich wünsch ihm gute Reise.

Und hörst du's sachte pochen:
"Gute Nacht, gute Nacht, mein Kind!"
Dich grüßt der Frühlingswind,
Er hat es mir versprochen.

Translation(s): ENG

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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):

  • ENG English (Garrett Medlock) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:44
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Word count: 57

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The moon is going to sleep

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

The moon is going to sleep,
The stars blink blindly
As if they are tired
Of all the twinkling and shining.

And in front of the window quietly
Murmurs so sweet and gentle
A fresh spring wind;
I wish it a good journey.

And [do] you hear it softly [whisper]1:
“Good night, good night, my child!”
The spring wind greets you,
It has promised me.

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Translations of title(s):
"Heimlicher Gruß" = "Secret greeting"
"Der Mond ist schlafen gangen" = "The moon is going to sleeo"
"Ständchen" = "Serenade"

1 pochen is literally "to tap," or "to throb"


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Text added to the website: 2019-01-03.
Last modified: 2019-01-03 20:08:38
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Word count: 65