by Johann Ludwig Tieck (1773 - 1853)
Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

Ruhe, Süßliebchen, im Schatten
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG ENG FRE ITA TUR
[Ruhe, Süßliebchen]1, im Schatten
Der [grünen]2, dämmernden Nacht:
Es säuselt das Gras auf den Matten,
Es fächelt und kühlt dich der Schatten
Und treue Liebe wacht.
Schlafe, schlaf ein,
Leiser rauscht der Hain,
Ewig bin ich dein.

Schweigt, ihr versteckten Gesänge,
Und stört nicht die süßeste Ruh'!
Es lauschet der Vögel Gedränge,
Es ruhen die lauten Gesänge,
Schließ, Liebchen, dein Auge zu.
Schlafe, schlaf ein,
Im dämmernden Schein,
Ich will dein Wächter sein.

Murmelt fort, ihr Melodien,
Rausche nur, du stiller Bach.
Schöne Liebesphantasien
Sprechen in den Melodien,
Zarte Träume schwimmen nach.
Durch den flüsternden Hain
Schwärmen goldne Bienelein
Und summen zum Schlummer dich ein.

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1 Bertelsmann: "Schlummre süß Liebchen"; Holstein: "Ruhe, Herzliebchen"; Klose: "Ruhe, süss Liebchen"; further changes may exist not noted above.
2 Spohr: "grauen"

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Rust zacht, lief schatje, in 't duister", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Rest, my love, in the shade", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Amy Pfrimmer) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Mio dolce amore, riposa", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • TUR Turkish (Türkçe) (Gül Sabar) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:52
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Word count: 105

Mio dolce amore, riposa
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Mio dolce amore, riposa nell'ombra
Della notte verde che imbruna!
Bisbiglia l'erba sul prato,
alita l'ombra, frescura ti dona
e veglia, fedele, il tuo amato.
Dormi,abbandonati al sonno,
il bosco mormora piano,
ed io ti appartengo in eterno.
 
Tacete, canti nascosti,
lasciatela nel suo dolce riposo!
Gli uccelli, a stormi, ora ascoltano 
e i canti sonori si quietano.
Ed ora chiudi gli occhi amor mio,
nella luce 
che piano si oscura
a guardia resterò sempre io.
 
E ancora, melodie, mormorate
E tu sussurra quieto ruscello.
D'amore, in belle fantasie,
voi, melodie, dolcemente cantate,
da teneri sogni inseguite.
Nel bosco che stormisce tutto intorno
Sciamano api dorate
E ronzano cullando il tuo sonno.

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Text added to the website: 2008-06-11 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:44
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Word count: 112