by Alfred Tennyson, Lord (1809 - 1892)
Translation by Karoline (or Caroline) Wilhelmine Leonhardt (1811 - 1899), as Caroline Leonhardt Pierson

When cats run home and light is come
Language: English 
Available translation(s): GER
When cats run home and light is come
And dew is cold upon the ground,
And the far-off stream is dumb,
And the whirring sail goes round;
Alone and warming his five wits,
The white owl in the belfry sits.

When merry milkmaids click the latch,
And rarely smells the new-mown hay,
And the cock hath sung beneath the thatch
Twice or thrice his round-e-lay;
Alone and warming his five wits,
The white owl in the belfry sits.

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  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Die weiße Uhl", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Die weiße Eul'
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Wenn's Kätzchen heimkehrt als es tagt,
Wenn kalt der Tau liegt auf der Flur,
Wenn der ferne Strom ganz still,
Und der Sturm die Windmühl jagt;
Allein und sinnend allzumal
Im Turme sitzt die weiße Eul'.

Wenn froh die Milchmaid naht der Tür,
Der Duft vom frischen Heu uns labt,
Dreimal unter'm Dach der haushahn kräht,
Als war er König hier;
Allein und sinnend allzumal
Im Turme sitzt die weiße Eul'.

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Based on

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


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website: 2003-11-08 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:58
Line count: 12
Word count: 71