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Ruhe, Süßliebchen, im Schatten

Language: German (Deutsch)

[Ruhe, Süßliebchen]1, im Schatten
Der [grünen]2, dämmernden Nacht:
Es säuselt das Gras auf den Matten,
Es fächelt und kühlt dich der Schatten
Und treue Liebe wacht.
Schlafe, schlaf ein,
Leiser rauscht der Hain,
Ewig bin ich dein.

Schweigt, ihr versteckten Gesänge,
Und stört nicht die süßeste Ruh'!
Es lauschet der Vögel Gedränge,
Es ruhen die lauten Gesänge,
Schließ, Liebchen, dein Auge zu.
Schlafe, schlaf ein,
Im dämmernden Schein,
Ich will dein Wächter sein.

Murmelt fort, ihr Melodien,
Rausche nur, du stiller Bach.
Schöne Liebesphantasien
Sprechen in den Melodien,
Zarte Träume schwimmen nach.
Durch den flüsternden Hain
Schwärmen goldne Bienelein
Und summen zum Schlummer dich ein.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA TUR

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1 Bertelsmann: "Schlummre süß Liebchen"; Holstein: "Ruhe, Herzliebchen"; Klose: "Ruhe, süss Liebchen"; further changes may exist not noted above.
2 Spohr: "grauen"

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Rust zacht, lief schatje, in 't duister", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Rest, my love, in the shade", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Mio dolce amore, riposa", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • TUR Turkish (Türkçe) (Gül Sabar) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:52

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Repose‑toi, doux amour, dans l'ombre

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

Repose-toi, doux amour, dans l'ombre
Verte de la nuit qui tombe :
L'herbe frémit sur les pâturages.
L'ombre t'évente et te rafraîchit,
Et un fidèle amour veille.
Dors, endors-toi,
Le bois bruit doucement,
Je serai à toi éternellement.

Taisez-vous, chants dissimulées,
Et ne dérangez pas le repos le plus doux !
La foule des oiseaux écoute,
Leurs chants bruyants se calment,
Ferme tes yeux, mon amour,
Dors, endors-toi,
Dans les lueurs du crépuscule,
Je veux être ton gardien.

Murmurez encore, mélodies,
Chante donc, calme ruisseau.
De belles fantaisies amoureuses
S'expriment dans les mélodies,
De doux rêves flottent après elles,
Dans les bois qui susurrent
De petites abeilles dorées voltigent
Et chantonnent pour t'endormir.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2010 by Pierre Mathé, (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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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Ludwig Tieck (1773 - 1853), no title, appears in Liebesgeschichte der schönen Magelone und des Grafen Peter von Provence, no. 10, chapter heading: "Wie Magelone mit ihrem Ritter entfloh" DUT ENG ITA TUR
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Julius André, Wilhelm Reinhard Berger, Carl August Bertelsmann, Johannes Brahms, Friedrich Curschmann, Robert Franz, Friedrich Adrian Götzloff, Karl Ludwig Friedrich Hetsch, Victor Hollaender, Franz von Holstein, Adolf Kirchl, Arno Kleffel, Friedrich Klose, Franz Paul Lachner, Carl Theodor Moritz, Wilhelm Pabst, Luise Reichardt, Leopold Rosenfeld, W. E. Scholtz, Louis [Ludwig] Spohr, Julius Weismann, Heinrich Weiss. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2010-12-03 00:00:00.

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