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Ständchen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Gut Nacht, gut Nacht, mein liebster Schatz,
Gut Nacht, schlaf wohl, mein Kind!
Daß dich die Engel hüten all,
Die in dem Himmel sind!
Gut Nacht, gut Nacht, mein lieber Schatz,
Schlaf du, von nachten lind.

Schlaf wohl, schlaf wohl und träume von mir,
Träum von mir heute nacht!
Daß, wenn ich auch da schlafen tu,
Mein Herz um dich doch wacht;
Daß es in lauter Liebesglut
An dich derzeit gedacht.

Es singt im Busch die Nachtigall
Im klaren Mondenschein,
Der Mond scheint in das Fenster dir,
Guckt in dein Kämmerlein;
Der Mond schaut dich im Schlummer da,
Doch ich muß ziehn allein!


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Serenade", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Sérénade", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Serenade", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:53
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Word count: 103

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Serenade

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Good night, good night, my lovely treasure,
Good night, sleep well, my child!
May you be guarded by all the angels
That are in Heaven!
Good night, good night, my dearest treasure,
Sleep softly through the night.

Sleep well, sleep well and dream of me,
Dream of me tonight!
Then, when I also go to sleep,
My heart will watch over you,
And because of the passion of your love,
It will think of you.

A nightingale sings in a bush,
In the clear light of the moon,
The moon shines on you from the window,
Peeps into your bedroom;
The moon observes you in slumber there,
Yet I must make my way alone!


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) from Volkslieder (Folksongs) , from Deutsche Volkslieder, Kretzschmer, Zuccalmaglio: Berlin, first published 1838-40 DUT FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Johannes Brahms. Go to the text.

 

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:53
Line count: 18
Word count: 114