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Über'n Garten durch die Lüfte

Language: German (Deutsch)

[Über'n]1 Garten durch die Lüfte
Hört' ich Wandervögel ziehn,
Das bedeutet Frühlingsdüfte,
Unten fängt's schon an zu blühn.

Jauchzen möcht' ich, möchte weinen,
Ist mir's doch, als könnt's nicht sein!
[Alte]2 Wunder wieder scheinen
Mit dem [Mondesglanz]3 herein.

Und der Mond, die Sterne sagen's,
Und im [Träumen]4 rauscht's der Hain,
Und die Nachtigallen schlagen's:
Sie ist deine! Sie ist dein!


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FRE HEB IRI ITA NOR POR SPA

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1 or "Über'm". Both versions are common in the literature. Gumbert and Sternberg use this, according to Hofmeister; further changes may exist not noted above.
2 Schumann, Dover score: "Alle" (however, often sung as "Alte")
3 Jensen: "Mondenglanz"
4 Jensen, Schumann: "Traume"

Submitted by Emily Ezust

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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)

Settings in other languages or adaptations:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), [adaptation] by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel.

Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Diego S. Loyola) , title 1: "Noche de Primavera", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , title 1: "Vårnatt", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Notte di primavera", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Shula Keller) , title 1: "Spring night", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Nuit de printemps", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Elke Beatriz Riedel) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Lentenacht", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) , title 1: "ליל אביב", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "Nit de primavera", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Spring night

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Over gardens and across the heavens - 
Hear the birds in passing flight!
It's my sign that spring's now coming -
Early flowers bloom tonight.
 
O, what fragrance, what rejoicing - 
now I weep with happiness to know 
As the wonders appear, returning - 
from the moonlight's loving glow
 
And the skies, the stars announce it - 
echos flying thru' the air
While the nightingales ring joyful - 
Love is mine - love is mine.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Josef Karl Benedikt von Eichendorff (1788 - 1857), "Frühlingsnacht", appears in Gedichte, in 4. Frühling und Liebe CAT DUT FRE GER HEB IRI ITA NOR POR SPA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Algernon Bennet Langton Ashton, Friedrich Curschmann, Joseph Dessauer, Oskar Dittrich, Ferdinand Gumbert, Wilhelm Heiser, Adolf Jensen, Heinrich August Marschner, Ferdinand Rimon, Richard Schmidt, Robert Alexander Schumann, Gerhard Stehmann, Constantin Ivanovich Sternberg, Richard Georg Strauss, Ernest Vietor. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2008-04-08.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:40
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