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Moderen synger

Language: Norwegian (Bokmål)

Gretchen ligger i kiste 
dybt i den sorte muld. 
Gav jeg hende en kyse, 
foret med røden guld. 

Sænked i sorten kiste 
Gretchen så skjær og fin. 
La' de kolde små hænder 
over det hvide lin. 

Ene i natten jeg sidder, 
Stormene går over hav, 
river alle de blomster 
fra lille Gretchens grav. --


Translation(s): FIN FRE GER

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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):

  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Wilhelm Henzen) , title 1: "Die Mutter singt", published 1892
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , title 1: "Äiti laulaa", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "La mère chante", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:37
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Die Mutter singt

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Norwegian (Bokmål)

Nun im Schrein in der Erde 
Tiefe liegt Gretchen hold.
Gab ich ihr eine Haube,
prangend von rothem Gold.

Nun in dem schwarzen Sarge
liegt sie, so schmuck und fein,
Kalt auf glänzendem Leinen
liegen die Hände klein.

Einsam sitz' ich hier im Dunkel
Sturmwind erschüttert die Luft,
alle Blumen die bricht er 
im Flug von Grtetchens Gruft.


From the Sinding score.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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Based on
  • a text in Norwegian (Bokmål) by Vilhelm Krag (1871 - 1933), "Moderen synger", appears in Digte, in Sommersange, first published 1894 FIN FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Edvard Grieg, Christian Sinding. 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)

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Text added to the website: 2009-07-26.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:19
Line count: 12
Word count: 58