Guten Abend, gute Nacht
Language: German (Deutsch)
Guten Abend, [gute]1 Nacht,
Mit Rosen bedacht,
Mit Näglein besteckt,
Schlupf' unter die Deck,
Morgen früh, [wenns]2 Gott will,
Wirst du wieder geweckt.
Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA POR SPA
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Confirmed with Achim von Arnim und Clemens Brentano, Des Knaben Wunderhorn, Band 3, Stuttgart, 1979, page 304.
1 Brahms: "gut' "
2 Brahms: "wenn"
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- by Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897), "Wiegenlied", op. 49 (Fünf Lieder für eine Singstimme mit Begleitung des Pianoforte) no. 4 (1868), published 1868, first performed 1869 [voice and piano], Berlin, Simrock
- by Charles Edward Ives (1874 - 1954), "Wiegenlied", 1900?
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- POR Portuguese (Português) (Axel Bergstedt) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Good evening, good night", copyright ©
- ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Buonasera, buonanotte", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- SPA Spanish (Español) (unknown or anonymous translator)
- FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Bonsoir, bonne nuit", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Goedenavond, goedenacht", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Good evening, good night
Language: English after the German (Deutsch)
Good evening, good night,
Bedecked with roses,
Covered with carnations,
Slip under the blanket
Early tomorrow, God willing,
Will you be woken again.
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