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O komm zu mir, wenn durch die Nacht

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

O komm zu mir, wenn durch die Nacht
Wandelt das Sternenheer,
Dann schwebt mit uns in Mondespracht
Die Gondel übers Meer.
Die Lieb' erwacht, der Scherz beginnt
Im gold'nen Zauberlicht,
Die Zither lockt so sanft, so lind,
Du widerstehst ihr nicht.
O komm zu mir, wenn durch die Nacht
Wandelt das Sternenheer,
Dann schwebt mit uns in Mondespracht
Die Gondel über's Meer.
 
Das ist für Liebende die Stund',
Liebchen, wie ich und du;
So friedlich blaut des Himmels Rund,
Es schläft das Meer in Ruh.
Die Mädchen singen Liebeslust,
Das Echo hallt von fern,
Da drängt sich klopfend Brust an Brust,
Schließt Mund an Mund sich gern. 
O komm zu mir, wenn durch die Nacht
Wandelt das Sternenheer,
Dann schwebt mit uns in Mondespracht
Die Gondel über's Meer.


Translation(s): ENG

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Based on
  • a text in English by Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852), "Oh, come to me when daylight sets", appears in National Airs, volume I, first published 1818
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Greg Lonasil. Go to the text.

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Set in a modified version by Heinrich, Freiherr von Bach, as Heinrich Molbe, Günther Bartel, Sophie Bohrer, J. Ludwig Bruhns, Ignaz Brüll, Karl Collan, Robert Emmerich, Peter Gast, Eugen Gottlieb, Julius Otto Grimm, Édouard de Hartog, Gustav Hasse, Alexis Holländer, Otto Jaritz, Johann Wenzeslaus Kalliwoda, August Kern, Al. Kern, Richard Kleinmichel, Carl Machts, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Erik Meyer-Helmund, Emil Nauwerk, Hermann Nürnberg, Henry Hugo Pierson, Joachim Raff, Karl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke, Franz Ries, Georg Rijken, Clara Schumann, née Wieck, Johann Hugo Christian Ludwig Herkules Staehle, Josef Stritzko, Ernst Tschiderer, Severin Warteresiewicz.

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Gondola song", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2007-10-04 00:00:00.

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

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Word count: 128

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Gondola song

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Oh come to me, when the legion of stars
wanders through the night!
Then, in the glory of moonlight,
the gondola will gently float with us over the sea!
Love awakens, the teasing begins
in the golden magical light. 
The zither entices so gently, so softly
that you cannot resist it.
Oh come to me, when the legion of stars
wanders through the night!
Then, in the glory of moonlight,
the gondola will gently float with us over the sea!

That is the hour for lovers,
[lovers] like you and me, dear. 
The heavenly vault turns blue so peacefully,
The sea is sleeping serenely.
The maidens sing of the joy of love,
The echo reverberates from afar,
Then bosom presses onto bosom,
Lips close against other lips gladly.
Oh come to me, when the legion of stars
wanders through the night!
Then, in the glory of moonlight,
the gondola will gently float with us over the sea!


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884), "Gondoliera" GER GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Charlotte Bauer, Heinrich Esser, Johanna Kinkel, née Mockel, Karl Krall, Friedrich Wilhelm Kücken, Carl Pohlig, Louis Schlottmann, Rudolf Eduard Thiele. Go to the text.

Based on
  • a text in English by Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852), "Oh, come to me when daylight sets", appears in National Airs, volume I, first published 1818
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Greg Lonasil. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2008-06-26 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:45

Line count: 24
Word count: 157