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Du lieblicher Stern

Language: German (Deutsch)

Du lieblicher Stern,
Du leuchtest [so]1 fern,
Doch hab ich dich denoch 
Von Herzen so gern.

Wie lieb ich doch dich
So herzinniglich!
Dein funkelndes Äuglein
Blickt immer auf mich.

So blick ich nach dir,
Sei's dort oder hier:
Dein freundliches Äuglein
Steht immer vor mir.

Wie nickst du mir zu
In fröhlicher Ruh!
O liebliches Sternlein,
O wär ich wie du!


Translation(s): DUT ENG FIN FRE

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1 Dresel, Friedland: "von"; further changes may exist in Friedland's text not shown above.

Submitted by Margo Briessinck

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De Avondster", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , "You lovely star", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Iltatähti", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "L'étoile du soir", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:34
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Word count: 62

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You lovely star

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

You lovely star,
You shine from afar,
And so I hold you
Dearly in my heart.

How I do love you
So deep in my heart!
Your twinkling eyes
Look ever on me.

So I look to on you,
As you are there or here:
Your friendly eyes
Stand ever before me.

How you nod at me
In peaceful rest!
O lovely little star,
O were I like you!


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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben (1798 - 1874), "Der Abendstern", written 1835, appears in Kinderlieder DUT FIN FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Gary Bachlund, Otto Dresel, A. Friedland, Theodor Gaugler, Karel Kovařovic, Karl Kovatovic, Franz Paul Lachner, W. J. Otto Lessmann, Ludwig Siegfried Meinardus, Karl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke, Robert Schumann. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2009-03-14.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:10
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Word count: 69