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Wie schienen die Sternlein so hell, so...

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Moravian (Moravština)

Wie schienen die Sternlein so hell, so hell
Herab von der Himmelshöh'!
Zwei Liebende standen auf der Schwell',
Ach, Hand in Hand: »Ade!«

Die Blümlein weinten auf Flur und Steg,
Sie fühlten der Liebenden Weh' --
Die standen traurig am Scheideweg,
Ach, Herz an Herz: »Ade!«

Die Lüfte durchrauschen die Waldesruh', --
Aus dem Tal und [von]1 der Höh'
[Wehn zwei]2 weiße Tücher einander zu:
»Ade! -- Ade -- Ade! --«

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA

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1 Franz: "aus"
2 Franz: "Da wehn"

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "How brightly, brightly the little stars shone", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Adieu", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Addio", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:36
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Word count: 67

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

Come splendevano le stelle, chiare,
chiare dall'alto del cielo!
Due amanti stavano sulla soglia,
mano nella mano: "Addio!"

I fiori piangevano sul prato e sul sentiero,
sentivano la pena degli amanti,
che stavano tristi al bivio,
cuore a cuore: "Addio!"

Le aurette spiravano per il boschetto tranquillo,
dalla valle e dall'alto,
Due bianchi fazzoletti sventolano:
"Addio, addio, addio!"

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Text added to the website: 2007-04-29.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:21
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Word count: 58