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Language: German (Deutsch)

Vöglein fliegt dem Nestchen zu,
hat sich müd geflogen;
Schifflein sucht im Hafen Ruh,
vor den wankenden Wogen.

Sonne [denkt nun auch, sie]1 hätt'
lang genug geschienen,
legt sich in ihr Himmelbett
mit den roten Gardinen.

Vöglein [sitzt]2 im warmen Nest,
Schifflein liegt im Hafen,
Sonne schläft schon tief und fest,
auch mein Kind will schlafen.

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Peter Cornelius, Gedichte, gesammelt und herausgegeben von Adolf Stern, Leipzig, Druck und Verlag von Breitkopf und Härtel, 1905.

1 Blech: "denkt, sie auch"
2 Blech: "ruht"

Submitted by Peter Donderwinkel and Bertram Kottmann


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Cradle song", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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