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Komm, Liebchen! es neigen

Language: German (Deutsch)

   Komm, Liebchen! es neigen
Die Wälder sich dir;
Und alles mit Schweigen
Erwartet dich hier.
   Der Himmel, ich bitte,
Von Wölkchen wie leer!
Der Mond in der Mitte,
Die Sternlein umher!
   Der Himmel im glatten
[Umdämmerten]1 Quell!
Dies Plätzchen im Schatten,
Dies andre so hell!
   Im Schatten, der Liebe
Dich lockendes Glück;
Dir flüsternd: Es [bliebe]2
Noch vieles zurück.
   Es [blieben]3 der süßen
Geheimnisse viel;
So festes Umschliessen;
So wonniges Spiel!
   Da rauscht es! da wanken
Auf jeglichem Baum
Die Aeste; da [schwanken]4
Die [Vögel]5 im Traum.
   Dies Wanken, dies Zittern
Der Blätter [im]6 Teich -- --
O Liebe! dein Wittern!
O Liebe, dein Reich!

Translation(s): CZE ENG

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Confirmed with Iris, Des achten Bandes drittes Stück, Berlin: bey Haude und Spener, 1776, pages 960-961; title in this edition is "Abends". Later publications use "Einladung".

1 Lang, Smetena: "Und dämmerden"
2 Lang: "bleibe"
3 Lang: "bleiben"
4 Lang: "wanken"
5 Lang: "Vöglein"
6 Smetena: "am"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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Settings in other languages or adaptations:

  • Also set in Czech (Čeština), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG by Bedřich Smetana.

Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2006-11-13.
Last modified: 2016-05-02 12:30:24
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