by Matthias Claudius (1740 - 1815)
Translation © by Lau Kanen

Er liegt und schläft an meinem Herzen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FRE ITA TUR
Er liegt und schläft an meinem Herzen,
Mein guter [Schutzgeist]1 sang ihn ein;
Und ich kann frölich seyn und scherzen,
Kann jeder Blum' und jedes Blatts mich freun.
[Nachtigall,]2 Nachtigall, ach!
Sing mir den Amor nicht wach!

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Confirmed with ASMUS omnia sua SECUM portans, oder Sämmtliche Werke des Wandsbecker Bothen, I. und II. Theil. Beym Verfasser, und in Commißion bey Fr. Perthes in Hamburg. [1774], page 56; and with Musenalmanach MDCCLXXII. Göttingen bey J.C.Dieterich, page 21.

First published in Der Wandsbecker Bothe. Ao. 1771. No. 70. Mittwochs, den 1sten May.

1 Claudius (Wandsbecker Bote; Musenalmanach): "Engel"
2 Schubert: "Nachtigall, ach!"

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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)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Aan de nachtegaal", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "He lies sleeping by my heart", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Shula Keller) , "To the nightingale", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Au rossignol", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Mi giace, dormendo, sul cuore", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • TUR Turkish (Türkçe) (Gül Sabar) , "Bülbüle", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Richard Morris , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2018-02-15 04:17:19
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Word count: 37

Aan de nachtegaal
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Hij ligt te slapen aan mijn boezem
Door 't zingen van mijn goede geest.
Nu kan ik vrolijk zijn en roezen,
Is elke bloem en ieder blad een feest.
Nachtegaal, toe! Nachtegaal, toe!
Stil nu, want Amor is moe!

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Text added to the website: 2006-03-27 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:17
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Word count: 39