Er liegt und schläft an meinem Herzen
Language: German (Deutsch)
Er liegt und schläft an meinem Herzen,
Mein guter [Schutzgeist]1 sang ihn ein;
Und ich kann frölich seyn und scherzen,
Kann jeder Blum' und jedes Blatts mich freun.
[Nachtigall,]2 Nachtigall, ach!
Sing mir den Amor nicht wach!
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Confirmed with ASMUS omnia sua SECUM portans, oder Sämmtliche Werke des Wandsbecker Bothen, I. und II. Theil. Beym Verfasser, und in Commißion bey Fr. Perthes in Hamburg. , page 56; and with Musenalmanach MDCCLXXII. Göttingen bey J.C.Dieterich, page 21.
First published in Der Wandsbecker Bothe. Ao. 1771. No. 70. Mittwochs, den 1sten May.
1 Claudius (Wandsbecker Bote; Musenalmanach): "Engel"
2 Schubert: "Nachtigall, ach!"
Submitted by Richard Morris and Peter Rastl [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):
- CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Aan de nachtegaal", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "He lies sleeping by my heart", copyright ©
- ENG English [singable] (Shula Keller) , "To the nightingale", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Au rossignol", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Mi giace, dormendo, sul cuore", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- TUR Turkish (Türkçe) (Gül Sabar) , "Bülbüle", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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To the nightingale
Language: English after the German (Deutsch)
He slumbers sweetly on my heart
My guardian angel sang lullabies.
Now I can happily and lightly - enjoy every flower
And every leaf - and every petal...
Nightingale, soft --
Wake not my Cupid with your song.
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- a text in German (Deutsch) by Matthias Claudius (1740 - 1815), "An die Nachtigall", first published 1771 CAT DUT FRE ITA TUR
- This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Gary Bachlund, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Franz Peter Schubert. Go to the text.
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