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The summer nights are short

Language: English

The summer nights are short
  Where northern days are long:
For hours and hours lark after lark
  Trills out his song.

The summer days are short
  Where southern nights are long:
Yet short the night when nightingales
  Trill out their song.


Translation(s): GER

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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)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Beate Binnig) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2009-01-02.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:02
Line count: 8
Word count: 41

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