by Georg Friedrich Daumer (1800 - 1875)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Eine gute, gute Nacht
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Eine gute, gute Nacht
Pflegst du mir zu sagen -
Über dieses eitle Wort,
O wie muß ich klagen!

Daß du meiner Seele Glut
Nicht so grausam nährtest;
»Eine gute, gute Nacht«,
Daß du sie gewährtest!

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "A good good-night", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title unknown, copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Een heel goede, goede nacht", copyright © 2015, (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 10:01:25
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Word count: 36

A good good‑night
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
A good good-night
you usually say to me -
Over these empty words
O how I must lament!

The passion of my soul - would
you did not sport so cruelly with it;
"A good good-night" -
if only you would grant it!

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:25
Line count: 8
Word count: 43