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Nacht am Rheine

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es waren drei lust'ge Gesellen,
Drei lust'ge Gesellen am Rhein;
Die liebten nichts mehr als den hellen,
Den funkelnden, peilenden Wein.

Am Strande "Zur goldenen Traube"
Erklangen drei Gläser zumal -
Als leis durch die grünende Laube
Der Schimmer des Mondes sich stahl.

Die Berge - die herrlichen sieben -
Sie sah'n in die Wolken hinein;
Ein Schifflein kam leise getrieben,
Es wogte und rauschte der Rhein.

Und über die Berge gezogen
Kam leise ein bläulicher Duft
Und legte sich über die Wogen,
Es duftete träumend die Luft.

Und über die Berge gezogen
Kam leise die Fürstin der Nacht,
Und spiegelte tief in den Wogen
Des Auges bezaubernde Pracht.

Die lust'gen Gesellen vergaßen
Im Glase den perlenden Wein.
Sie träumten, und schweigend sie saßen
Und sah'n in die Weite hinein.

Submitted by Harry Joelson


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

Text added to the website: 2009-04-03 00:00:00.

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

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Word count: 130

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