The night has a thousand eyes
The night has a thousand eyes,
And the day but one;
Yet the light of the bright world dies
With the dying sun.
The mind has a thousand eyes,
And the heart but one;
Yet the light of a whole life dies
When love is done.
Translation(s): GER RUS
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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)
- by Arthur Foote (1853 - 1937), "The night has a thousand eyes", op. 26 (Eleven songs for voice and piano) no. 3, published 1892 [voice and piano], Boston : A.P. Schmidt [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Richard Hageman (1882 - 1966), "The night has a thousand eyes", 1935?, published 1935, copyright © 1935 [voice and piano], London, Winthrop Rogers; Booesy & Hawkes [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Lori Laitman (b. 1955), "The night has a thousand eyes", first performed 1995 [soprano and piano], from Days and Nights, no. 3. [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:
- Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Yakov Petrovich Polonsky (1819 - 1898) , "Из Бурдильёна", first published 1874 GER by César Antonovich Cui.
Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- GER German (Deutsch) (Walter A. Aue) , "Viel tausend Augen hat die Nacht", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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