Mother! oh, sing me to rest As in my bright days departed: Sing to thy child, the sick-hearted, Songs for a spirit oppress'd ... Lay this tired head on thy breast ! Flowers from the night-dew are closing. Pilgrims and mourners reposing Mother, oh ! sing me to rest! Take back thy bird to its net ! Weary is young life when blighted, Heavy this love unrequited! Mother, oh ! sing me to rest!
- by Felicia Dorothea (Browne) Hemans (1793 - 1835), "Mother! oh, sing me to rest", appears in Peninsular Melodies, no. 1, first published 1830? [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Ferdinand Freiligrath (1810 - 1876) ; composed by Gustav Flügel, Ernst Paul Flügel, Robert Franz, Eugen Hildach, Adolf Jensen, Anton Kappeller, Arno Kleffel.
- Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Aleksey Nikolayevich Pleshcheyev (1825 - 1893) ; composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- CZE Czech (Čeština) (Jaroslav Vrchlický) , "Ó matko, upěj mne v klid!"
- RUS Russian (Русский) (Mikhail Larionovich Mikhailov) , no title, first published 1855
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