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Language: German (Deutsch)

Mit Regen und Sturmgebrause
Sei mir willkommen, Dezembermond,
Und führ mich den Weg zum traulichen Hause,
Wo meine geliebte Herrin wohnt.

Nie hab' ich die Blüte des Maien,
Den blauenden Himmel, den blitzenden Tau
So fröhlich gegrüßt wie heute dein Schneien,
Dein Nebelgebräu und Wolkengrau.

Denn durch das Flockengetriebe,
Schöner, als je der Lenz gelacht,
Leuchtet und blüht der Frühling der Liebe
Mir heimlich nun in der Winternacht.

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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) , "Nit d’hivern", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Winternacht", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Winter's Night", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Nuit d'hiver", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Notte invernale", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:48
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Winter's Night

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

With all your rain and stormy booming,
Be welcome, December moon,
And lead me on my way to the beloved house
Where my mistress lives.

Never have the blossoms of May,
The blue sky, and the glittering dew,
Been so cheerfully welcome to me as your snows are today -
Your misty brew and cloudy grayness.

For through the driving flakes of snow,
Fairer than any Spring ever smiled,
A Spring of Love gleams and blossoms
Secretly for me now in this winter's night.

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

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