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Vom Berg hinabgestiegen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Vom Berg [hinabgestiegen]1
Ist nun des Tages Rest;
Mein Kind liegt in der Wiegen,
Die [Vöglein]2 all' im Nest;
Nur ein ganz klein Singvögelein
Ruft weit daher im Dämmerschein:
"Gut' Nacht! gut' Nacht!
Lieb' Kindlein, gute Nacht!"

Das Spielzeug ruht im Schreine,
Die Kleider auf der Bank,
Ein [Mäuschen]3 ganz alleine
Es raschelt noch im Schrank,
Und draußen steht der Abendstern
Und winkt dem Kind aus weiter Fern':
"Gut' Nacht! gut' Nacht!
Lieb' Kindlein, gute Nacht!"

Die Wiege geht im Gleise,
Die Uhr [pickt]4 hin und her,
Die Fliegen nur ganz leise
[Sie]5 summen noch daher. 
Ihr Fliegen, laßt mein Kind in Ruh'!
Was [summt]6 ihr ihm so heimlich zu?
"Gut' Nacht! gut' Nacht!
Lieb' Kindlein, gute Nacht!"

Der Vogel und die Sterne,
[Die Fliegen]7 rings umher,
Sie haben mein Kind [schon]8 gerne,
Die Engel noch viel mehr. 
Sie decken's mit den Flügeln zu
Und singen leise: "Schlaf in Ruh!
Gut' Nacht! gut' Nacht!
Lieb' Kindlein, gute Nacht!"

Translation(s): ENG ENG ENG FRE ITA

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H. Wolf sets stanzas 1, 3-4

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1 Blech, Wolf, Wurm: "hinab gestiegen"; Emmerich and Mittmann: "herabgestiegen" (and further changes may exist not noted)
2 Wolf: "Vögel"
3 Blech: "Mäuslein"
4 Wolf: "tickt"
5 Blech: "Die"
6 Wurm: "summet"
7 Wolf "Und alle"
8 Wolf "so"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English [singable] (Addie Funk) , title 1: "Cradle Song"
  • ENG English (John H. Anderson) , title 1: "Cradle song in summer", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , M.J.A.W., title 1: "Slumbersong in Summertime"
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "In estate", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-07-14.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:46
Line count: 32
Word count: 158

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In estate

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the German (Deutsch)

Dietro al monte disceso 
ora finisce il giorno.
Sta nella culla il bimbo
nel nido gli uccellini;
Ne resta uno soltanto
che canta lontano al tramonto:
"Buona notte! buona notte!
Bambino bello, buona notte!".

I giocattoli stanno nella panca
i vestiti nell'armadio,
un topolino tutto solo
raschia nella dispensa,
e in alto la stella della sera
sorride al bimbo da lontano:
"Buona notte! buona notte!
Bambino bello, buona notte!".

La culla dondola lieve
la pendola fa tic-tac,
Le mosche ancora in volo
vanno ronzando piano.
Mosche non molestate il mio bimbo!
Cosa gli dite col vostro ronzio?
"Buona notte! buona notte!
Bambino bello, buona notte!".

Gli uccelli e tutte le stelle
che stanno attorno al mio bimbo,
gli vogliono tanto bene,
e gli angeli ancora di più!
Lo proteggono con le loro ali
e cantano dolcemente: "Dormi sereno,
Buona notte! buona notte!
Bambino bello, buona notte!".

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Robert Reinick (1805 - 1852), "Im Sommer", appears in Vier Wiegenlieder, no. 2 ENG ENG ENG FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Leo Blech, Robert Emmerich, Hans Harthan, Martin Jacobi, Robert Kahn, Arno Kleffel, Paul Mittmann, August Friedrich Wilhelm Reissmann, Joseph Rheinberger, A. Röhde, Nicolai von Wilm, Hugo Wolf, Mary Wurm. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2012-01-16.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:45
Line count: 32
Word count: 146