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O Grille, sing

Language: German (Deutsch)

O Grille, sing,
Die Nacht ist lang.
Ich weiß nicht, ob ich leben darf
Bis an das End von deinem Sang.

Die Fenster stehen aufgemacht.
Ich weiß nicht, ob ich schauen darf
Bis an das End von dieser Nacht.

O Grille, sing, sing unbedacht,
Die Lust geht hin,
Und Leid erwacht.
Und Lust im Leid, -
Mehr bringt sie nicht, die lange Nacht.


Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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):

  • ENG English [singable] (Vally Weigl, née Pick) (Lydia Perera) , title 1: "O cricket sing"


Text added to the website: 2009-02-24.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:09
Line count: 12
Word count: 63

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O cricket sing

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

O cricket sing,
The night is long.
It may be that my life will end
Before the close of thy sweet song.
 
My windows open to the night.
It may be I will no more see
The morning and the dawning light.
 
O cricket sing, sing, do not cease!
For joy will fade
And grief increase
And joy in grief
Is all it holds, the long, long night.


Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Max Dauthendey (1867 - 1918), "O Grille, sing"
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Paul Hindemith, Karl Weigl. Go to the text.

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

    [ None yet in the database ]


Text added to the website: 2009-06-12.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:15
Line count: 12
Word count: 68