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Wunsch und Gruss

Language: German (Deutsch)

  Wenn immer doch Mondschein blieb!
Ich blickt' [all']1 Abend so [gerne,]2
In den Mond und die goldnen [Sterne,]3
Und dächte dabei in die Ferne:
Gut' Nacht, gut' Nacht, mein Lieb!--
  Wenn immer doch Mondschein blieb!
Und [sommr'ge]4 Abendmilde!
Und dem Herzen die schönen Gebilde!
Wie froh grüß' ich über Gefilde:
Gut' Nacht, gut' Nacht, mein Lieb!--
  Wenn immer doch Mondschein blieb!
Wie flimmerts am Himmelsraume,
Wie zittert's im Wasser-Schaume,
Wie lispelt's so halb im Traume:
Gut' Nacht, gut' Nacht, mein Lieb! --

Translation(s): ENG

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N. Stollewerk sets stanzas 1-2

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Confirmed with Deutsches Dichterbuch. Eine Sammlung der besten und kernhaftesten deutschen Gedichte aus allen Jahrhunderten, herausgegeben von Ludwig Bechstein, Leipzig: Georg Wigands Verlag, [1844], page 715

1 Stollewerk: "alle"
2 Stollewerk: "gern'"
3 Stollewerk: "Stern'"
4 Stollewerk: "sonnige"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Wish and greeting", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-04-11.
Last modified: 2016-02-09 21:13:48
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