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Wär's dunkel, ich läg' im Walde

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wär's dunkel, ich läg' im Walde,
Im Walde rauscht's so sacht,
Mit ihrem Sternenmantel
Bedeckt mich da die Nacht,
Da kommen die Bächlein gegangen,
Ob ich schon schlafen tu'?
Ich schlaf' nicht, ich hör' noch [lange]1
Den Nachtigallen zu,
Wenn die Wipfel über mir [schwanken]2,
[Es klinget]3 die ganze Nacht,
Das sind im Herzen die Gedanken,
Die singen, wenn [Niemand]4 wacht.


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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1 Herzogenberg, Pfitzner, Schoeck: "lang"
2 Gumbert: "rauschen"
3 Herzogenberg, Pfitzner, Schoeck: "Das klingt"
4 Herzogenberg, Schoeck: "Niemand mehr"

Submitted by Jakob Kellner

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

  • ENG English (Jakob Kellner) , title 1: "The lonely girl", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "S'il faisait noir, je serais allongée dans la forêt", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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