Translation © by Amelia Maria Imbarrato

Alles still in süßer Ruh
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA POR
Alles still in süßer Ruh,
Drum, mein Kind, so schlaf auch du!
Draußen säuselt nur der Wind:
Su, susu! schlaf ein, mein Kind!

[Schließ du]1 deine Äugelein,
Laß sie wie zwei Knospen sein!
Morgen, wenn die Sonn' erglüht,
Sind sie wie die Blum' erblüht.

Und die Blümlein schau' ich an,
Und die Äuglein küss' ich dann,
Und der Mutter Herz vergißt,
Daß es draußen Frühling ist.

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Confirmed with Kinderlieder von Hoffmann von Fallersleben. Erste vollständige Ausgabe besorgt durch Dr. Lionel von Donop, Zweite Auflage, Berlin, G. Grote'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1878, pages 26-27.

Note: in many older editions, the spelling of the word "Äugelein" becomes "Aeugelein", but as can be seen in how "über" becomes "Ueber" when capitalized, this is due to the printing process and not to rules of orthography, so we use "Äugelein".

See also this text that makes use of the second and third stanzas.

1 Kücken: "Schließe"


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

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Cançó de bressol", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Ruth Rainero) , "All is still in sweet repose", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Berceuse", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Ninnananna", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Elke Beatriz Riedel) , "Canção de ninar", copyright © 2011, (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.
Last modified: 2019-07-31 09:28:20
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Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
    Tutto tace in dolce pace,
bimbo mio, dormi anche tu.
Là sussurra il venticello,
dormi, dormi, bimbo bello.

    Tieni chiusi quegli occhietti
che saran come boccioli
e col sole, col calore
sbocceranno come un fiore.

    E guardando i fiorellini,
su quegli occhi ti dò baci,
e la mamma lo sa già
che la primavera è qua.


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Text added to the website: 2005-10-16 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:15
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Word count: 57