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Draußen blinket in silbernem Schein

Language: German (Deutsch)

Draußen [blinket in silbernem]1 Schein
Schon der Mond mit den Sternelein,
Und [der Tag ist wieder entflohn]2,
Blumen und Vögel [sie]3 schlafen schon.
   [Su su su!
   Schlaf auch du!
Schlafe, mein Kindchen, in süßer Ruh!]3

Leid und Freude, Kummer und Qual
Ziehen [noch]4 über Berg und Tal,
Suchen Herberg' im Abendschein,
Schleichen in Haus und [Herzen]5 ein.
   [Su su su!]6
   Schlaf auch du!
Schlafe, mein Kindchen, in süßer Ruh!

Kommt die [Freude]7, wir lassen sie ein,
Leid und Kummer soll draußen sein.
Nur die [Freude halte]8 die Wacht
[Fröhlich]9 bei dir die [lange]10 Nacht!
   [Su su su!
   Schlaf auch du!
Schlafe, mein Kindchen, in süßer Ruh!]3

Schleicht das Leid sich [dennoch]11 ein,
[Heißt, mein Kindchen, dich weinen und schrei'n]12,
[Eilt die Mutterliebe]13 herzu,
Sitzt an der Wieg' und [singet im Nu]14:
   [Su su su!]6
   Schlaf auch du!
Schlafe, mein Kindchen, in süßer Ruh!

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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F. Gumbert sets stanzas 1-3

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1 Reinecke: "blickt im silbernen"
2 Gumbert: "wieder ist der Tag entfloh'n"
3 Omitted by Reinecke.
4 Gumbert: "all' "
5 Gumbert: "in Herzen"
6 Reinecke: "Alles schläft, so"
7 Reinecke: "Freud'"
8 Gumbert: "Freude, die halte"
9 Reinecke: "Treulich"
10 Gumbert: "ganze"
11 Reinecke: "doch bei dir"
12 Reinecke: "Heißt dich weinen, süss' Kindchen mein"
13 Reinecke: "Mutterliebe, sie eilt"
14 Reinecke: "singt dazu"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [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):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Slumber song", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2007-06-07 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2015-04-09 18:26:25

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