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Sov saa stille

Language: Norwegian (Bokmål)

Sov saa stille, sov, min lille,
Nu er det jo nat.
Vet du ei, at alle fugle,
Blunder længst i skog og krat,
Og de lyse blomster vugges
Alt i sakte slummer ind,
Saa skal vi paa puten lægge
Varligt kind mod kind.

Sov saa stille, sov, min lille,
Natten er ei lang.
Og imorgen skal du vaagne
Til de glade fugles sang,
Og da skinner atter solen
I den lyse blomster eng.
Sov saa stille, sov min lille
I den bløte seng.


Translation(s): ENG FRE GER

List of language codes

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

Authorship


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 [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , "Sleep now sweetly"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Dors bien tranquille", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , "Schlummerlied"


Text added to the website: 2009-07-01.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:15
Line count: 16
Word count: 83

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Sleep now sweetly

Language: English after the Norwegian (Bokmål)

Sleep now sweetly, sleep my darling,
Night has spread her veil.
Don't you know that all the birdies
Slumber best in shady dale,
As each pretty blossom rocking
Slowly, softly droops its head,
So on pillow lay thine, darling,
Angels guard thy bed.

Dream so sweetly, slumber darling,
Night hours are not long.
And tomorrow thou shalt waken
To the merry birdies' song.
Then once more the flashing sunray
Falls like golden flow'ry plot.
Slumber soundly, sleep my darling,
In your cosy cot.


From the Backer-Grøndahl score.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

Authorship


Based on

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: 2009-07-01.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:17
Line count: 16
Word count: 83