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Language: German (Deutsch)

Du [grünes]1 Revier,
Wie liegt so weit
Die Welt von hier!
Schlaf nur, wie bald
Kommt der Abend schön,
Durch den stillen Wald
Die Quellen gehn,
Die Mutter Gottes wacht,
Mit ihrem Sternenkleid
Bedeckt sie dich sacht
In der Waldeinsamkeit,
[Gute Nacht,]2 Gute Nacht! -

Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Joseph Freiherrn von Eichendorff's Werke. Dritter Theil. Dichter und ihre Gesellen. Krieg den Philistern, Berlin, Verlegt von M. Simion, 1841, pages 254-255.

1 Wolff: "schönes"
2 omitted by Wolff.

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English [singable] (John Bernhoff) , "Forest-Solitude"
  • ENG English [singable] (Constance Bache) , "Forest solitude" [an adaptation]
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2019-03-17 17:57:35
Line count: 13
Word count: 46

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Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Woodlands so fair!
I love your cool shades,
no worldly care 
can haunt your glades.
Sleep on, behold 
evening shadows fall,
thro' the silent wold 
the night birds call.
Now fades day's glimmering light,
a thousand stars 'gin peep,
from bright azure height
o'er thy sleep, watch they keep,
bid (thee) Good Night!

From the Wolff score.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Josef Karl Benedikt von Eichendorff (1788 - 1857), no title, appears in Gedichte, in 6. Geistliche Gedichte, in Der Umkehrende, no. 5 FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Henk Bijvanck, Karl Collan, Walter Courvoisier, Botho Sigwart Graf zu Eulenburg, Gustav Adolf Fischer, Robert Kahn, Wilhelm Killmayer, Egon Kornauth, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Benjamin Wilhelm Mayer, as W. A. Rémy, Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein, Johannes Schmidt, Othmar Schoeck, Philipp Spitta, Herm. Wesseler, Erich J. Wolff, Franz Wüllner. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2009-07-16.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:18
Line count: 13
Word count: 53