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Ständchen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Gut Nacht, gut Nacht, mein liebster Schatz,
Gut Nacht, schlaf wohl, mein Kind!
Daß dich die Engel hüten all,
Die in dem Himmel sind!
Gut Nacht, gut Nacht, mein lieber Schatz,
Schlaf du, von nachten lind.

Schlaf wohl, schlaf wohl und träume von mir,
Träum von mir heute nacht!
Daß, wenn ich auch da schlafen tu,
Mein Herz um dich doch wacht;
Daß es in lauter Liebesglut
An dich derzeit gedacht.

Es singt im Busch die Nachtigall
Im klaren Mondenschein,
Der Mond scheint in das Fenster dir,
Guckt in dein Kämmerlein;
Der Mond schaut dich im Schlummer da,
Doch ich muß ziehn allein!


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Serenade", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Sérénade", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Serenade", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:53

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Word count: 103

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Sérénade

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

Bonne nuit, bonne nuit, mon trésor adorable,
Bonne nuit, dors bien, mon enfant !
Que tu sois gardé par tous les anges
Qui sont au ciel !
Bonne nuit, bonne nuit, mon trésor adorable,
Dors doucement dans la nuit.

Dors bien, dors bien et rêve de moi,
Rêve de moi cette nuit !
Pour que quand moi aussi je m'endormirai
Mon cœur reste éveillé pour toi ;
Que dans un amour ardent et brûlant
Il pense à toi à présent.

Le rossignol chante dans le buisson
Dans le clair de lune,
La lune brille par la fenêtre sur toi,
Jette un coup d'œil dans ta petite chambre ;
La lune te voit là endormie,
Mais je dois m'en aller seul !


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) from Volkslieder (Folksongs) , from Deutsche Volkslieder, Kretzschmer, Zuccalmaglio: Berlin, first published 1838-40 DUT ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Johannes Brahms. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2012-09-02 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:02

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