by Henrik Ibsen (1828 - 1906)
Translation Singable translation by Franz (Friedrich) von Holstein (1826 - 1878)

Nu løftes Laft og Lofte
Language: Norwegian (Bokmål) 
Available translation(s): ITA
Nu løftes Laft og Lofte
Til Stjernehvælven blaa,
Nu flyver lille Haakon
Med Drømmevinger paa.

Der er en Stige stillet
Fra Jord til Himmel op,
Nu stiger lille Haakon
Med Englene tiltop.

Guds Engle smaa, de vaager
For Vuggebarnets Fred,
Gud sign' Dig, lille Haakon,
Din Moder vaager med!

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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)

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

  • ENG English [singable] (Frederick Corder) , "Margaret's Cradle Song"
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Anna Maria Norberg-Schulz) , "La ninna-nanna di Margrete", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Des Hauses Decke wölbt sich
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Norwegian (Bokmål) 
Des Hauses Decke wölbt sich
zum Sternendom so klar,
nun breitet aus klein Haakon
sein Traumesschwingenpaar.
 
Da baut sich eine Stiege
bis in den Himmel hinein.
Dort klimmt hinauf klein Haakon
mit Gottes Engelein.
 
Die Engel all' bewachen
mein süßes Kind zur Nacht,
behüt dich Gott, klein Haakon,
auch deine Mutter wacht.

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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)

  • by Paul Mirsch , "Klein Haakon (A)", op. 2 (Drei Lieder für Mezzo-Sopran mit Pianoforte) no. 2, published 1884 [mezzo-soprano and piano], Leipzig, Fritzsch; first of two settings [
     text not verified 
    ]
  • by Paul Mirsch , "Klein Haakon (B)", op. 2 (Drei Lieder für Mezzo-Sopran mit Pianoforte) no. 3, published 1884 [mezzo-soprano and piano], Leipzig, Fritzsch; second of two settings [
     text not verified 
    ]

Researcher for this text: Harry Joelson

Text added to the website: 2009-03-05 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:50
Line count: 12
Word count: 52