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O komm zu mir, wenn durch die Nacht

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

O komm zu mir, wenn durch die Nacht
Wandelt das Sternenheer,
Dann schwebt mit uns in Mondespracht
Die Gondel übers Meer.
Die Luft ist weich wie [Liebesscherz]1,
Sanft spielt der goldne Schein,
Die [Zither]2 klingt und zieht dein Herz
Mit in die Lust hinein.
O komm zu mir, wenn durch die Nacht
Wandelt das Sternenheer,
Dann schwebt mit uns in Mondespracht
Die Gondel übers Meer.

[Das ist für Liebende die Stund',
Liebchen, wie ich und du;
So friedlich [blaut]3 des Himmels Rund,
Es schläft das Meer in Ruh.]4
Und wie es schläft, [da]5 sagt der [Blick]6,
Was [keine]7 Zunge spricht,
[Die Lippe]8 zieht sich nicht zurück,
[Und wehrt dem Kusse nicht.]9
O komm zu mir, wenn durch die Nacht
Wandelt das Sternenheer,
Dann schwebt mit uns in Mondespracht
Die Gondel übers Meer.


Translation(s): DUT ENG ENG FRE ITA

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1 Grimm: "Liebesschmerz" [sic]
2 Hensel: "Cither"
3 Grimm: "ruht"
4 Schumann:
Dies ist für sel'ge Lieb' die Stund,
Liebchen, o komm und schau,
so friedlich strahlt des Himmels Rund,
es schläft des Meeres Blau.
5 Schumann: "so"
6 Grimm: "Mund"
7 Grimm, Hensel, Schumann, Raff: "nie die"
8 Schumann: "Das Auge"
9 Schumann: "zurück die Seele nicht"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs

Authorship


Based on
  • a text in English by Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852), "Oh, come to me when daylight sets", appears in National Airs, volume I, first published 1818
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Greg Lonasil. Go to the text.

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 Charlotte Bauer, Johanna Kinkel, Karl Krall, Friedrich Wilhelm Kücken, Carl Pohlig, Louis Schlottmann, Ed. Thiele.

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Gondola song", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Barcarolle", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Gianni Franceschi) , "Gondoliera", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2004-06-30.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:08
Line count: 24
Word count: 132

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Barcarolle

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

Ô viens à moi quand dans la nuit
Passe la cohorte des étoiles,
Puis dans la splendeur du clair de lune
La gondole, avec nous, se balancera sur la mer.

L'air est doux comme des batifolages amoureux
Et joue délicatement dans la lumière dorée.
La cithare joue et entraine ton cœur
Dans une joie profonde.

Ô viens à moi ...

[C'est l'heure pour les amoureux,
Ma chérie, comme toi et moi ;
La voute bleue du ciel est si paisible
Qu'elle plonge la mer dans le sommeil.]1

[Ô viens à moi ...]2

Et quand elle dort, [le regard]3  dit
Ce que [pas une langue]4 ne prononce,
Les [lèvres]5 ne se retirent pas
[Et ne défend pas le baiser]6.

Ô viens à moi ...


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1 Schumann: Ma chérie, c'est l'heure bienheureuse de l'amour, ô viens et vois comme le bleu de la mer s'endort sous le paisible rayonnement de la voute du ciel.
2 ajouté by Hensel
3 Grimm: "la bouche"
4 Grimm, Hensel, Schumann, Raff : " la langue jamais"
5 Schumann: "yeux"
6 Schumann: "Et pas non plus l'âme"

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884), "Gondoliera", appears in Jugendgedichte, in 2. Zweites Buch, in Berlin DUT ENG GER GER ITA ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Heinrich, Freiherr von Bach, as Heinrich Molbe, Günther Bartel, Sophie Bohrer, J. Ludwig Bruhns, Ignaz Brüll, Karl Collan, Robert Emmerich, Peter Gast, Eugen Gottlieb, Julius Otto Grimm, Édouard de Hartog, Gustav Hasse, Alexis Holländer, Otto Jaritz, Johann Wenzeslaus Kalliwoda, August Kern, Al. Kern, Richard Kleinmichel, Carl Machts, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Erik Meyer-Helmund, Emil Nauwerk, Hermann Nürnberg, Henry Hugo Pierson, Joachim Raff, Karl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke, Franz Ries, Georg Rijken, Clara Schumann, Johann Hugo Christian Ludwig Herkules Staehle, Josef Stritzko, Ernst Tschiderer, Severin Warteresiewicz. Go to the text.

Based on
  • a text in English by Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852), "Oh, come to me when daylight sets", appears in National Airs, volume I, first published 1818
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Greg Lonasil. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2011-04-04.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:18
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