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Wenn der Stern überm Kirchthurm steht

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wenn der Stern überm Kirchthurm steht
  Mitten in der Nacht,
Weiß ich, wo der Weg hingeht
  Mitten in der Nacht.
Mägdlein, das wartet mein,
Wartet mein zum Stelldichein,
  Giebt mir in Kauf
Alle seine Lieb' und Huld,
Ach! du liebe Ungeduld!
  Sternlein zieh' auf!

Klingling! ans Fensterlein
  Überm Spalier,
Klettre wie die Katz hinein
  Übers Spalier,
Und in meinem Sinn voraus
Mal' ich mir die Freude aus,
  Freuden zu Hauf,
Lös' ihr alle Zöpfelein,
Nestel' ihr alle Knöpfelein --
  Fensterlein auf!

Im Stübchen mit knapper Noth,
  Warm ist's und nett,
Herzt mich das Mädel halb todt,
  Warm ist's und nett.
Liebchen, sei gut und fromm,
Daß ich zu Athem komm'
  Und mich verschnauf',
Küß' nicht so laut, mit Gunst!
Weckst ja den Nachbar sunst,
  Mägdlein, hör' auf!

Translation(s): ENG

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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 (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "When the star stands above the church tower", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-02-27 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2015-04-28 21:20:15

Line count: 30
Word count: 126

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