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Nun verlaß ich diese Hütte

Language: German (Deutsch)

Nun verlaß ich diese Hütte,
Meiner Liebsten Aufenthalt,
Wandle mit verhülltem Schritte
Durch den öden, finstern Wald:
Luna bricht durch Busch und Eichen,
Zephyr meldet ihren Lauf,
Und die Birken streun mit Neigen
Ihr den süßten Weihrauch auf.

Wie ergötz' ich mich im Kühlen
Dieser schönen Sommernacht!
O wie still ist hier zu fühlen,
Was die Seele glücklich macht!
Läßt sich kaum die Wonne fassen,
Und doch wollt' ich, Himmel, dir
Tausend solcher Nächte lassen,
Gäb' mein Mädchen Eine mir.


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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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)

Set in a modified version by Bernhard Theodor Breitkopf.

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "The fair night", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "La belle nuit", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:30
Line count: 16
Word count: 80

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The fair night

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Now I leave this hut,
my dearest's abode,
and wander with furtive step
through the dark, bleak wood.

Luna breaks through bush and oak,
Zephyr announces her way,
and the bending birches strew 
the sweetest incense after her.

How I delight in the coolness
of this fair summer's night!
O how still one can feel here,
and how happy it makes the soul!

One can hardly grasp this bliss,
and yet I would, o Heaven,
give up a thousand such nichts
if my sweetheart would give me just one.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), "Die schöne Nacht" FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Johann Heinrich Carl Bornhardt, Moritz, Graf von Dietrichstein, Bernhard Klein, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Ferdinand Ries. Go to the text.

 

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:30
Line count: 16
Word count: 89