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Wenn schon die liebe ganze Nacht

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wenn schon die liebe ganze Nacht,
Der Sterne lichtes Heer
Hoch über dir im Wechsel wacht,
So hoffen sie noch mehr,
Daß auch dein Augenstern sie grüßt.
Erwach'! Sie warten drauf,
Weil du doch gar so reitzend bist,
Du süße Maid, steh auf!
Steh auf! steh auf!

Und wenn dich alles das nicht weckt,
So werde durch den Ton
Der Minne zärtlich aufgeneckt!
O dann erwachst du schon.
Wie oft sie dich ans Fenster trieb,
Das weiß sie; drum steh auf,
Und habe deinen Sänger lieb,
Da süße Maid, steh auf!
Steh auf! steh auf!

Translation(s): CAT DUT FRE

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Note: These stanzas were published with the posthumous edition of Schubert's song Ständchen in 1832, when the editor commissioned Friedrich Reil to create two additional stanzas. These stanzas were then carried over by Max Friedlaender into his Schubert Album (Peters Edition) which is still used today by many performers.

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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)

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2017-12-02 23:31:58
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Word count: 95

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Daar al de ganse lieve nacht

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Daar al de ganse lieve nacht
Het lichte sterrenheer
Hoog boven je, traag draaiend, waakt,
Verhoopt het des te meer,
Dat ook jouw oogster groeten zendt.
Ontwaak! Je wordt verbeid,
Omdat je zo bekoorlijk bent,
Sta op, jij lieve meid!
Sta op, sta op!

En als je hierdoor niet ontwaakt,
Word dan maar door het spel
Der liefde teder aangeraakt!
O, dan ontwaak je wel!
Hoe vaak die jou naar 't raam toe riep,
Dat weet zij, 't is hoog tijd:
Heb eindelijk je zanger lief,
Sta op, jij lieve meid!
Sta op, sta op!

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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2006 by Lau Kanen, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Text added to the website: 2006-01-12.
Last modified: 2017-12-29 15:57:33
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