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Midsummer lullaby

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Silver clouds are lightly sailing
Through the drowsy, trembling air,
And the golden summer sunshine
Casts a glory everywhere.

Softly sob and sigh the billows
As they dream in shadows sweet,
And the swaying reeds and rushes
Kiss the mirror at their feet.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), "Mai" FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Hans Gál, Adolph Bernhard Marx, Arnold Mendelssohn, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel. Go to the text.

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Settings in other languages or adaptations:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), original text by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832) , title 1: "Mai" ENG FRE by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Arnold Mendelssohn, Adolph Bernhard Marx, Hans Gál.

Text added to the website: 2003-10-19.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:56
Line count: 8
Word count: 43

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