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Mond, meiner Seele Liebling

Language: German (Deutsch)

Mond, meiner Seele Liebling,
Wie [siehst]1 du heut' so blass?
Ist eines deiner Kinder,
O Mond, vielleicht unpass?

Kam dein Gemahl, die Sonne,
Vielleicht dir krank nach Haus?
Und du trittst aus der Wohnung,
Weinst deinen Schmerz hier aus?

Ach! guter Mond, ein gleiches
Geschick befiel auch mich.
Drin liegt mir krank die Mutter,
Hat mich nur jetzt um sich!

So eben schloss ihr Schlummer
Das Aug' ein Weilchen zu;
Da wich, mein Herz zu stärken,
Vom Ort ich ihrer Ruh.

Trost sei mir, Mond, dein Anblick,
Ich leide nicht allein:
Du bist der Welt Mitherrscher,
Und kannst nicht stets dich freun!

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE FRE

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Note: at the top of the Schumann score is the following text: "Die Dichterin, den 17. Juli 1808 in St. Petersburg geboren, verlor frühzeitig ihren Vater und von sieben Briidern sechs, die Letzteren in den Schlachten der Jahre 1812-14. Es blieb ihr nur die Mutter, die sie mit zärtlicher Liebe bis an ihr Ende verehrte. Aus den zahlreichen Gedichten an sie, ist das folgende ausgewählt."
1 Schumann: "schaust"

Submitted by Ted Perry


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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Maan, jij, mijn zielsbeminde", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , no title, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Lune, amour de mon âme", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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