by Johann Anton Friedrich Reil (1773 - 1843)
Translation © by Salvador Pila

Wenn schon die liebe ganze Nacht
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT FRE
Wenn schon die liebe ganze Nacht,
Der Sterne lichtes Heer
Hoch über dir im Wechsel wacht,
So hoffen sie noch mehr,
Daß auch dein Augenstern sie grüßt.
Erwach'! Sie warten drauf,
Weil du doch gar so reitzend bist,
Du süße Maid, steh auf,
Steh auf, steh auf!

Und wenn dich alles das nicht weckt,
So werde durch den Ton
Der Minne zärtlich aufgeneckt!
O dann erwachst du schon.
Wie oft sie dich ans Fenster trieb,
Das weiß sie: d'rum steh auf,
Und habe deinen Sänger lieb,
Du süße Maid, steh auf,
Steh auf, steh auf!

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Note: These stanzas were published with the posthumous edition of Schubert's song Ständchen in 1832, when the editor commissioned Friedrich Reil to create two additional stanzas. These stanzas were then carried over by Max Friedlaender into his Schubert Album (Peters Edition) which is still used today by many performers.


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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

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Si ja tota la santa nit
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Si ja tota la santa nit,
la munió lluminosa de les estrelles,
vetllen per tu allà dalt, a canvi
esperen encara més,
que la nineta dels teus ulls les saludi.
Desperta! Elles esperen que ho facis
perquè ets tan encisadora;
tu, dolça donzella, 

I si tot això no et desperta,
que vingui la música trobadoresca
a esperonar-te tendrament!
Oh aleshores sí que et despertaràs!
Quantes vegades t'ha atret a la finestra,
ella ho sap, i per això lleva't
i estima el teu trobador,
tu, dolça donzella, 

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Text added to the website: 2017-12-29 00:00:00
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