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Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Welt ist schlafen gangen,
Still ist's in Busch und Baum
Wo erst die Vöglein sangen:
Gute Nacht und süßen Traum!

Viel tausend goldene Sterne
Strahlen im ewigen Raum.
Sie grüßen aus der Ferne:
Gute Nacht und süßen Traum!

Ruh aus von deinen Mühen!
Du schläfst, und ahnst es kaum --
Morgen wird's überall blühen.
Gute Nacht und süßen Traum!

Translation(s): ENG

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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) , "Spring night", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-03-26 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:05

Line count: 12
Word count: 59

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Spring night

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

The world has gone to sleep.
It is now quiet in bush and tree,
Where the little birds were only just singing:
Good night and sweet dreams.

Thousands of golden stars
Sparkle in eternal space.
They greet us from the distance:
Good night and sweet dreams.

Rest from your labours!
You sleep and scarcely realize it --
Tomorrow it will be blossoming everywhere.
Good night and sweet dreams!

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Max Bernstein (1854 - 1925)
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Gary Bachlund, Luise Adolpha Le Beau. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2008-03-26 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:39

Line count: 12
Word count: 67