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Der Schildwache Nachtlied

Language: German (Deutsch)

"Ich kann und mag nicht fröhlich sein;
Wenn alle Leute schlafen, 
So muß ich wachen,
Muß traurig sein."

"Ach Knabe, du sollst nicht traurig sein,
Will deiner warten,
Im Rosengarten,
Im grünen Klee."

"Zum grünen Klee, da komm ich nicht,
zum Waffengarten
Voll Helleparten
Bin ich gestellt."

"Stehst du im Feld, so helf dir Gott,
An Gottes Segen 
Ist alles gelegen,
Wer's glauben tut."

"Wer's glauben tut, ist weit davon,
Er ist ein König,
Er ist ein Kaiser,
Er führt den Krieg."

Halt! Wer da? Rund! Bleib' mir vom Leib!
Wer sang es hier? Wer sang zur Stund'?
Verlorne Feldwacht 
Sang es um Mitternacht.
Mitternacht! Feldwacht!

Translation(s): ENG FRE ITA RUS SPA

List of language codes

Submitted by Jakob Kellner


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 (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "The sentinel's nightsong", copyright ©
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elena María Accinelli) , title 1: "La canción nocturna del centinela", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Canto notturno della sentinella", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Chant de nuit de la sentinelle", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • RUS Russian (Русский) (Elena Kalinina) , title 1: "Ночная песня часового", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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