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O Sonnenschein! o Sonnenschein!

Language: German (Deutsch)

O Sonnenschein! o Sonnenschein!
Wie scheinst du mir ins Herz hinein,
Weckst drinnen lauter Liebeslust,
Daß mir so enge wird die Brust!

Und enge wird mir Stub' und Haus,
Und wenn ich lauf' zum Thor hinaus,
Da lockst du gar ins frische Grün
Die allerschönsten Mädchen hin!

O Sonnenschein! Du glaubest wohl,
Daß ich wie du es machen soll,
Der jede schmucke Blume küßt,
Die eben nur sich dir erschließt?

Hast doch so lang' die Welt erblickt,
Und weißt, daß sich's für mich nicht schickt;
Was machst du mir denn solche Pein?
O Sonnenschein! o Sonnenschein!

Translation(s): CAT DUT 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)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Aan de zonneschijn", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "To sunshine", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "À l'éclat du soleil", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2016-03-08 17:03:09

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Word count: 96

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À l'éclat du soleil

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Ô éclat du soleil, ô éclat du soleil !
Comme tu brilles à l'intérieur de mon cœur,
Tu réveilles en lui une telle joie pure d'amour
Que ma poitrine se sent trop étroite !

Et ma chambre et ma maison deviennent trop petites,
Et quand je cours à la porte,
Là tu as attiré dans l'herbe fraîche et verte
Les plus jolies filles !

Ô éclat du soleil ! Penses-tu réellement
Que je devrais faire comme toi,
Et embrasser chaque jolie fleur,
Qui s'ouvre seulement pour toi ?

Tu as regardé le monde depuis si longtemps
Et tu sais que pour moi cela n'arrive pas,
Pourquoi me causes-tu un tel chagrin ?
Ô éclat du soleil, ô éclat du soleil !

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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Robert Reinick (1805 - 1852), "An den Sonnenschein", appears in Lieder, in Frühling und Liebe, first published 1844 CAT DUT ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): E. Brandmüller, C. Cramer, Frederick Delius, H. Gantenberg, Emil Hartmann, Otto Adolf Klauwell, Heinrich August Marschner, James P. Prior, Friedrich Reichel, Friedrich August Reissiger, Hans Michael Schletterer, Robert Schumann, Albert Ulrich. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2010-11-02 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:05

Line count: 16
Word count: 121