Im Volkston
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Was leuchtet ihr Sterne 
so hell in der Nacht?
Mein Schatz, der ist ferne, 
hat mein nicht mehr Acht!

Ihr Vöglein, was singt ihr
am Morgen so schön?
Den Liebsten nicht bringt mir
euer helles Getön!

Verweht alle Blüten,
erfroren der Klee;
mag Gott dich behüten,
Herzliebster, ade!

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

  • by Eugen Hildach (1849 - 1924), "Im Volkston", op. 13 (Drei Lieder für 1 Singstimme mit Pianoforte) no. 2, published 1892 [ voice and piano ], Magdeburg, Heinrichshofen's Verlag [sung text checked 1 time]

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

  • ENG English (Virginia Woods, Mrs. John P. Morgan)


Researcher for this text: Johann Winkler

This text was added to the website: 2020-06-17
Line count: 12
Word count: 48

Why shine, o ye stars
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Why shine, o ye stars,
Clear and bright all the night?
My lover is far,
Hath forgotten our plight!

Ye birdlings, why sing ye 
At morning so dear?
My lover they bring not
E'en your songs sweet and clear!

Gone clover all blooming
And frozen the dell;
God guard thee forever,
O sweetheart, farewell!

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From the Hildach score.


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Researcher for this text: Johann Winkler

This text was added to the website: 2020-06-17
Line count: 12
Word count: 54