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Es schienen so golden die Sterne

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es schienen so golden die Sterne,
am Fenster ich einsam stand
und hörte aus weiter Ferne
ein Posthorn im stillen Land.
Das Herz mir im Leib entbrennte,
da hab ich mir heimlich gedacht:
Ach, wer da mitreisen könnte
in der prächtigen Sommernacht!

Zwei junge Gesellen gingen
vorüber am Bergeshang,
ich hörte im Wandern sie singen
die stille Gegend entlang:
von schwindelnden Felsenschlüften
wo die Wälder rauschen so sacht,
von Quellen, die von den Klüften
sich stürzen in die Waldesnacht.

Sie sangen von Marmorbildern,
von Gärten, die überm Gestein
in dämmernden Lauben verwildern,
Palästen im Mondenschein,
wo die Mädchen am Fenster lauschen,
wann der Lauten Klang erwacht,
und die Brunnen verschlafen rauschen
in der prächtigen Sommernacht.

Translation(s): ENG FRE ITA

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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):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Yearning", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Nostalgie", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Nostalgia", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

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