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Gute Ruh', gute Ruh'!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Gute Ruh', gute Ruh'!
Thu die Augen zu!
Wandrer, du müder, du bist zu Haus.
Die Treu' ist hier,
Sollst liegen bei mir,
Bis das Meer will trinken die Bächlein aus.

Will betten dich kühl,
Auf [weichem]1 Pfühl,
In dem blauen krystallenen Kämmerlein.
Heran, heran,
Was wiegen kann,
Woget und wieget den Knaben mir ein!

Wenn ein Jagdhorn schallt
Aus dem grünen Wald,
Will ich sausen und brausen wohl um dich her.
Blickt nicht [herein]2,
Blaue Blümelein!
Ihr macht meinem Schläfer die Träume so schwer.

Hinweg, hinweg
Von dem Mühlensteg,
Böses [Mägdlein]3, daß ihn dein Schatten nicht weckt!
Wirf mir herein
Dein Tüchlein fein,
Daß ich die Augen ihm halte bedeckt!

Gute Nacht, gute Nacht!
Bis Alles wacht,
Schlaf' aus deine Freude, schlaf' aus dein Leid!
Der Vollmond steigt,
Der Nebel weicht,
Und der Himmel da [oben]4, wie ist er so weit!


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Confirmed with Gedichte aus den hinterlassenen Papieren eines reisenden Waldhornisten. Herausgegeben von Wilhelm Müller. Erstes Bändchen. Zweite Auflage. Deßau 1826. Bei Christian Georg Ackermann, pages 45-46; and with Sieben und siebzig Gedichte aus den hinterlassenen Papieren eines reisenden Waldhornisten. Herausgegeben von Wilhelm Müller. Dessau, 1821. Bei Christian Georg Ackermann, pages 47-48.

First published in a slightly different version with the title Wiegenlied des Baches in Der Gesellschafter oder Blätter für Geist und Herz. Herausgegeben von F. W. Gubitz. Zweiter Jahrgang. Berlin, 1818. In der Maurerschen Buchhandlung. Montag den 8. Juni. 91stes Blatt, page 363.

1 Schubert: "weichen"
2 Schubert (Neue Gesamtausgabe): "hinein"
3 Schubert: "Mägdelein"
4 Schubert (Neue Gesamtausgabe): "droben"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]


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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Athanasios Papaisiou) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • KOR Korean (한국어/조선말) [singable] (곽명규 Myung-Kew Kwack) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Repose‑toi bien, repose‑toi bien

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Repose-toi bien, repose-toi bien,
Ferme tes yeux !
Voyageur fatigué,tu es à la maison.
La fidélité est ici,
Tu reposeras près de moi,
Jusqu'à ce que la mer boive le petit ruisseau.
Je te ferai un lit frais
Sur un oreiller doux,
Dans la petite chambre bleu cristal,
Venez, venez,
Tous ceux qui peuvent bercer,
Balancez et bercez ce garçon !
Quand un cor de chasse sonnera
Dans la forêt verte,
Je ferai du bruit tout autour de toi,
Ne regardez pas dedans,
Petites fleurs bleues !
Vous donnez à mon dormeur des rêves si troublés.
Va-t-en, va-t-en,
Du chemin du moulin,
Méchante fillette ! Que ton ombre ne le réveille pas.
Lance-moi dedans
Ton joli mouchoir
Que je couvre ses yeux avec !
Bonne nuit, bonne nuit !
Jusqu'à ce que tout s'éveille,
Que ton sommeil chasse ta joie, tes chagrins !
La pleine lune se lève,
Le brouillard se dissipe,
Et le ciel au-dessus, comme il est vaste !

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Translation of title "Des Baches Wiegenlied" = "La berceuse du ruisseau"


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2008 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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