by Theodor Storm (1817 - 1888)
Translation © by Bertram Kottmann

Schließe mir die Augen beide
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE
[Schließe mir]1 die Augen beide
mit den lieben Händen zu;
geht doch alles, was ich leide,
unter deiner Hand zur Ruh.
Und wie leise sich der Schmerz
Well' [um]2 Welle schlafen [leget]3,
[wie]4 der letzte Schlag sich [reget]5,
füllest du mein ganzes Herz.

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1 Karg-Elert: "Schliess mir du"
2 Wolff: "und"
3 Greger: "legt"
4 Karg-Elert: "wenn"
5 Greger: "regt"

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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):

  • ENG English (Jakob Kellner) , "Close both my eyes", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Elisabeth Siekhaus) , "Close both my eyes", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , "Both my eyes, come, close and cover", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Florence Z. Marshall) , "Come and close my aching eyelids"
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , copyright © 2012
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Ferme-moi les deux yeux", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Jakob Kellner

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2016-03-01 23:12:17
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Word count: 43

Both my eyes, come, close and cover
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Both my eyes, come, close and cover
with your dear and loving hands;
every ache from which I suffer
under them calms down and ends.
And as gently pain and smart,
wave by wave have been submerging,
as the final throb is surging,
then you flow through all my heart.

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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2008 by Bertram Kottmann, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2008-08-09 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:50
Line count: 8
Word count: 50