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Language: German (Deutsch)

Bist du schlafen gangen,
Hast genug gewacht?
Hält dich Traum umfangen?
Liebe, gute Nacht!

Hält der Traum umfangen
Dämmernd, still und sacht,
Deine Rosenwangen?
Süße, gute Nacht!

Lächeln deine Wangen
Mit der Rosen Pracht?
Wie die Sternlein prangen!
Holde, gute Nacht!

Wenn der Sternlein Prangen
Mir durch Tränen lacht,
Weicht von mir das Bangen.
Schwester, gute Nacht!

Weicht von mir das Bangen,
Hab ich ausgeklagt.
Bist du schlafen gangen?
Liebe, gute Nacht!

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Spiecker, Franz. Luise Hensel als Dichterin. Eine psychologische Studie ihres Werdens auf Grund des handschriftlichen Nachlasses, Northwestern University Studies in the Humanities, No. 3, Evanston: Northwestern University, 1936, pages 150-151.

Note: the spelling has been modernized.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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 (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Night song", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-04-03 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:11

Line count: 20
Word count: 72

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