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Auf braunen Sammetschuhen geht

Language: German (Deutsch)

Auf braunen Sammetschuhen geht
der Abend durch das müde Land,
sein weiter Mantel wallt und weht,
und Schlummer fällt von seiner Hand.

Mit stiller Fackel steckt er nun
der Sterne treue Kerzen an.
Sei ruhig, Herz! Das Dunkel kann
dir nun kein Leid mehr tun.


Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE

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Submitted by Bertram Kottmann

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (John Glenn Paton) , title 1: "On brown velvet shoes", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "The evening", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Le soir", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:42
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Word count: 45

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The evening

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

On russet velvet shoes he goes,
the evening, roams the weary land,
loose is his cloak, it flows and blows,
and slumber falls out of his hand.1 

With his still torch he lights anew
the faithful candles of the stars.
Be calm, my heart, now that he bars
the dark from harming you!


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1 Alternative: "and slumber trickles from his hand."

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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2007 by Bertram Kottmann, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2007-11-20.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:30
Line count: 8
Word count: 53