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Wiegenlied

Language: German (Deutsch)

Schlafe, schlafe, holder, süßer Knabe,
Leise wiegt dich deiner Mutter Hand;
Sanfte Ruhe, milde Labe
Bringt dir schwebend dieses Wiegenband.

Schlafe, schlafe in dem süßen Grabe,
Noch beschützt dich deiner Mutter Arm.
Alle Wünsche, alle Habe
Faßt sie liebend, alle liebwarm.

Schlafe, schlafe in der Flaumen Schoße,
Noch umtönt dich lauter Liebeston;
Eine Lilie, eine Rose,
Nach dem Schlafe werd' sie dir zum Lohn.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE IRI ITA SPA

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Note: according to Snyder's German Poetry in Song: An Index of Lieder, this poem is often misattributed to Claudius but it is not to be found in his works. This may be due to the similarity of its first line with that of this poem.

The text to Alois Melichar's arrangement of Schubert's melody can be found here.



Submitted by Richard Morris and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Authorship

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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Cançó de bressol", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Wiegelied", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Linda Godry) , "Lullaby", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Berceuse", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , "Suantraí", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Antonio Zencovich) , "Ninna nanna", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Lewis Grenville) , "Canción de cuna", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2017-10-11 12:39:23
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Lullaby

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Do sleep, do sleep, lovely, sweet boy,
To the gentle rocking of your mother's hand;
Peaceful sleep, and recreation
Does come floating with each gentle pull.

Do sleep, do sleep in your sweet berth,
Still protected by your mother's arm,
All her wishes, all your talents
Encompassing, in her steady love.

Do sleep, do sleep, in that downy embrace,
Still you only hear a gentle crooning,
Dewy flowers: lilies and roses,
after slumber they will be your prize.


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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2007 by Linda Godry, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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Text added to the website: 2007-12-05.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:32
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Word count: 78