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Bleib bei uns! Wir haben den Tanzplan im...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Bleib bei uns! Wir haben den [Tanzplan]1 im Tal 
bedeckt mit Mondesglanze, 
Johanneswürmchen erleuchten den Saal, 
die Heimchen spielen zum Tanze. 

Die Freude, das schöne [leichtgläubige]2 Kind, 
[es]3 wiegt sich in Abendwinden: 
Wo Silber [auf Zweigen und Büschen rinnt,
da wirst]4 du die Schönste finden.

Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE

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1 Marx: "Tanzplatz"
2 Marx, Wolff: "leichtgläub'ge"
3 Wolff: "sie"
4 Marx: "über die Zweige rinnt,/ sollst"

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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Stay with us! We have covered a clearing in the dell", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (John Bernhoff) , "The elves"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Elfe", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2017-03-03 18:55:48
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Word count: 45

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Stay with us! We have covered a clearing in the dell

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

 Stay with us! We have covered a clearing in the dell
 with moonlight for the dance;
 fireflies illuminate the hall
 and crickets are playing dance-music.
 Joy, the fair, overcredulous child,
 is lulled by the evening winds;
 where silver runs on branch and bush
 you will find the fairest girl.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Josef Karl Benedikt von Eichendorff (1788 - 1857), "Elfe", appears in Gedichte, in 4. Frühling und Liebe FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Eugen d'Albert, Stephan Baekers, Charles Tomlinson Griffes, Gustav Hasse, Alexis Holländer, Robert Kahn, Emil Kauffmann, Meta ter Kuile-Troxler, Joseph Marx, Karl Rausch, Karl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke, Bruno Walter, Karl Weigl, Julius Weismann, Erich J. Wolff, Franz Wüllner. Go to the text.


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:27
Line count: 8
Word count: 50