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Gute Ruh', gute Ruh'!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Gute Ruh', gute Ruh'!
Thu die Augen zu!
Wandrer, du müder, du bist zu Haus.
Die Treu' ist hier,
Sollst liegen bei mir,
Bis das Meer will trinken die Bächlein aus.

Will betten dich kühl,
Auf [weichem]1 Pfühl,
In dem blauen krystallenen Kämmerlein.
Heran, heran,
Was wiegen kann,
Woget und wieget den Knaben mir ein!

Wenn ein Jagdhorn schallt
Aus dem grünen Wald,
Will ich sausen und brausen wohl um dich her.
Blickt nicht [herein]2,
Blaue Blümelein!
Ihr macht meinem Schläfer die Träume so schwer.

Hinweg, hinweg
Von dem Mühlensteg,
Böses [Mägdlein]3, daß ihn dein Schatten nicht weckt!
Wirf mir herein
Dein Tüchlein fein,
Daß ich die Augen ihm halte bedeckt!

Gute Nacht, gute Nacht!
Bis Alles wacht,
Schlaf' aus deine Freude, schlaf' aus dein Leid!
Der Vollmond steigt,
Der Nebel weicht,
Und der Himmel da [oben]4, wie ist er so weit!


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Confirmed with Gedichte aus den hinterlassenen Papieren eines reisenden Waldhornisten. Herausgegeben von Wilhelm Müller. Erstes Bändchen. Zweite Auflage. Deßau 1826. Bei Christian Georg Ackermann, pages 45-46; and with Sieben und siebzig Gedichte aus den hinterlassenen Papieren eines reisenden Waldhornisten. Herausgegeben von Wilhelm Müller. Dessau, 1821. Bei Christian Georg Ackermann, pages 47-48.

First published in a slightly different version with the title Wiegenlied des Baches in Der Gesellschafter oder Blätter für Geist und Herz. Herausgegeben von F. W. Gubitz. Zweiter Jahrgang. Berlin, 1818. In der Maurerschen Buchhandlung. Montag den 8. Juni. 91stes Blatt, page 363.

1 Schubert: "weichen"
2 Schubert (Neue Gesamtausgabe): "hinein"
3 Schubert: "Mägdelein"
4 Schubert (Neue Gesamtausgabe): "droben"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]


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) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Athanasios Papaisiou) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • KOR Korean (한국어/조선말) [singable] (곽명규 Myung-Kew Kwack) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Buon riposo, buon riposo!

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the German (Deutsch)

 Buon riposo, buon riposo!
 Chiudi gli occhi.
 Stanco viandante, eccoti a casa.
 Qui sta la fedeltà,
 riposa con me
 fin che il mare berrà tutti i ruscelli.

 Ti sistemerò fresco
 su un morbido letto
 nella cameretta azzurra e trasparente.
 Avanti, avanti,
 tutto ciò che sa cullare!
 Dondolatemi e cullatemi il bambino.

 Quando il corno
 risuona nel verde bosco
 ti coprirò col mio scrosciante suono.
 Non guardate qui,
 fiorellini celesti!
 Portate brutti sogni al mio caro che dorme.

 Via, via
 dalla passerella del mulino!
 cattiva fanciulla, ché la tua ombra non lo svegli.
 il tuo fazzolettino,
 voglio coprirgli gli occhi.

 Buona notte, buona notte!
 Fin che ogni cosa si svegli,
 dormi sulla tua gioia, dormi sul tuo dolore!
 La luna piena sale,
 la nebbia si dirada,
 e il cielo, quassù, è immenso.

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Translation of title "Des Baches Wiegenlied" = "La ninna nanna del ruscello"


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