Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Über'n Garten durch die Lüfte
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FRE HEB IRI ITA NOR POR SPA
[Über'n]1 Garten durch die Lüfte
Hört' ich Wandervögel ziehn,
Das bedeutet Frühlingsdüfte,
Unten fängt's schon an zu blühn.

Jauchzen möcht' ich, möchte weinen,
Ist mir's doch, als könnt's nicht sein!
[Alte]2 Wunder wieder scheinen
Mit dem [Mondesglanz]3 herein.

Und der Mond, die Sterne sagen's,
Und im [Träumen]4 rauscht's der Hain,
Und die Nachtigallen schlagen's:
Sie ist deine! Sie ist dein!

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1 or "Über'm". Both versions are common in the literature. Gumbert and Sternberg use this, according to Hofmeister; further changes may exist not noted above.
2 Schumann, Dover score: "Alle" (however, often sung as "Alte")
3 Jensen: "Mondenglanz"
4 Jensen, Schumann: "Traume"

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), [adaptation] ; composed by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Nit de primavera", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Lentenacht", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Shula Keller) , "Spring night", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Nuit de printemps", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) , "ליל אביב", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Notte di primavera", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "Vårnatt", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Elke Beatriz Riedel) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Diego S. Loyola) , "Noche de Primavera", copyright ©, (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: 2015-01-08 15:17:27
Line count: 12
Word count: 60

Nuit de printemps
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Au-dessus des jardins, dans les airs
J'entendais passer les oiseaux migrateurs
Cela avait une odeur de printemps,
[Au-dessous déjà cela]1 commençait à fleurir.

Je voudrais me réjouir, je voudrais pleurer,
[Pour moi c'est comme si cela ne pouvait arriver]2 !
[D'anciennes blessures]3 s'ouvrent à nouveau,
À la lueur de la lune.

[Et la lune, les étoiles le disent,
Et en rêve le bosquet le murmure,
Et les rossignols le chantent :
Elle est à toi, elle est à toi.]4

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1 Mendelssohn : "Tout déjà"
2 Mendelssohn : "Ce doit être le printemps et l'amour"
3 Mendelssohn : "Toutes les blessures"
4 Fanny Mendelssohn :
Et la lune, les étoiles disent,
Et en rêve le bosquet murmure,
Et les rossignols chantent :
Elle est à toi, elle est à toi.

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Text added to the website: 2008-08-20 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:51
Line count: 12
Word count: 79