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Schlafe, schlaf

Language: German (Deutsch)

Schlafe, schlaf,
schliesse deine Augenlider,
öffne deinen süssen Mund,
und in Träumen gib mir kund,
alles was ich kenne wieder,
schlafe, schlaf.
Wie sich Aug' in Auge traf,
wie sich Lipp' an Lippe fragten
und die Herzen eines sagten,
sage, wie sich alles traf.
Schlafe, schlaf.

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Barbara Miller and 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 (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Sleep, sleep", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-01-23.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:35
Line count: 11
Word count: 46

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Sleep, sleep

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Sleep, sleep,
Close your eyelids,
Open your sweet lips,
And in dreams give me tidings
Once more of everything I know,
Sleep, sleep.
As eyes met eyes,
As lips asked each other in meeting,
And hearts spoke only one thing
Tell how everything happened.
Sleep, sleep.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Wilhelm Hensel (1794 - 1861)
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2013-04-01.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:09
Line count: 11
Word count: 46