The LiederNet Archive
WARNING. Not all the material on this website is in the public domain.
It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.
For more information, contact us at the following address:
licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net

Oh, come to me when daylight sets

Language: English

Oh, come to me when daylight sets;
Sweet! then come to me,
When smoothly go our gondolets
O'er the moonlight sea.
When Mirth's awake, and Love begins,
Beneath that glancing ray,
With sound of lutes and mandolins,
To steal young hearts away.
Then, come to me when daylight sets;
Sweet! then come to me,
When smoothly go our gondolets
O'er the moonlight sea.

Oh, then's the hour for those who love,
Sweet, like thee and me;
When all's so calm below, above,
In Heaven and o'er the sea.
When maiden's sing sweet barcarolles,
And Echo sings again
So sweet, that all with ears and souls
Should love and listen then.
So, come to me when daylight sets;
Sweet! then come to me,
When smoothly go our gondolets
O'er the moonlight sea.


Translation(s): GER GER

List of language codes

About the headline (FAQ)

Imitated by Desbordes-Valmore in Entends-tu les gondoles.

Submitted by Emily Ezust

Authorship


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:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884) , title 1: "Gondoliera", from Jugendgedichte, in 2. Zweites Buch, in Berlin ENG ITA FRE ENG by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Clara Schumann, Édouard de Hartog, Joachim Raff, Karl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke, Julius Otto Grimm, Karl Collan, Robert Emmerich, Heinrich, Freiherr von Bach, Josef Stritzko, Franz Ries, Henry Hugo Pierson, Alexis Holländer, Ignaz Brüll, Carl Machts, Sophie Bohrer, Johann Wenzeslaus Kalliwoda, Hermann Nürnberg, Gustav Hasse, Emil Nauwerk, Georg Rijken, Otto Jaritz, Richard Kleinmichel, Peter Gast, Eugen Gottlieb, Ernst Tschiderer, Severin Warteresiewicz, Günther Bartel, Johann Hugo Christian Ludwig Herkules Staehle.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Claxson Bellamy , title unknown ITA FRE GER by Mary Grant Carmichael.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884) , title 1: "Gondoliera" ENG by Johanna Kinkel, Charlotte Bauer, Carl Pohlig, Louis Schlottmann.

Text added to the website: 2011-05-22.
Last modified: 2017-10-11 12:39:25
Line count: 24
Word count: 131

Gentle Reminder
This website began in 1995 as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since 2008. Our research has never had any government or institutional funding, so if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust

O komm zu mir, wenn durch die Nacht

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

O komm zu mir, wenn durch die Nacht
Wandelt das Sternenheer,
Dann schwebt mit uns in Mondespracht
Die Gondel übers Meer.
Die Luft ist weich wie [Liebesscherz]1,
Sanft spielt der goldne Schein,
Die [Zither]2 klingt und zieht dein Herz
Mit in die Lust hinein.
O komm zu mir, wenn durch die Nacht
Wandelt das Sternenheer,
Dann schwebt mit uns in Mondespracht
Die Gondel übers Meer.

[Das ist für Liebende die Stund',
Liebchen, wie ich und du;
So friedlich [blaut]3 des Himmels Rund,
Es schläft das Meer in Ruh.]4
Und wie es schläft, [da]5 sagt der [Blick]6,
Was [keine]7 Zunge spricht,
[Die Lippe]8 zieht sich nicht zurück,
[Und wehrt dem Kusse nicht.]9
O komm zu mir, wenn durch die Nacht
Wandelt das Sternenheer,
Dann schwebt mit uns in Mondespracht
Die Gondel übers Meer.


Translation(s): DUT ENG ENG FRE ITA

List of language codes

About the headline (FAQ)

View original text (without footnotes)
1 Grimm: "Liebesschmerz" [sic]
2 Hensel: "Cither"
3 Grimm: "ruht"
4 Schumann:
Dies ist für sel'ge Lieb' die Stund,
Liebchen, o komm und schau,
so friedlich strahlt des Himmels Rund,
es schläft des Meeres Blau.
5 Schumann: "so"
6 Grimm: "Mund"
7 Grimm, Hensel, Schumann, Raff: "nie die"
8 Schumann: "Das Auge"
9 Schumann: "zurück die Seele nicht"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs

Authorship


Based on
  • a text in English by Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852), "Oh, come to me when daylight sets", appears in National Airs, volume I, first published 1818
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Greg Lonasil. 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)

Set in a modified version by Charlotte Bauer, Johanna Kinkel, Karl Krall, Friedrich Wilhelm Kücken, Carl Pohlig, Louis Schlottmann, Ed. Thiele.

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Gondola song", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Barcarolle", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Gianni Franceschi) , "Gondoliera", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2004-06-30.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:08
Line count: 24
Word count: 132