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

O schöne Nacht!
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
O schöne Nacht!
Am Himmel märchenhaft
Erglänzt der Mond in seiner ganzen Pracht;
Um ihn der kleinen Sterne liebliche
Genossenschaft.

Es schimmert hell der Tau
Am grünen Halm; mit Macht
Im Fliederbusche schlägt die Nachtigall;
Der Knabe schleicht zu seiner Liebsten sacht -
O schöne Nacht!

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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) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "O lovely night", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2011, (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: 46

O lovely night
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 O lovely night!
 In the heavens, the moon gleams magically
 in all its splendour;
 about it, the sweet comradeship
 of tiny stars.
 
 The dew glimmers brightly
 on the green blades of grass; with great power,
 the nightingale sings out in the elder-bush;
 the young man steals quietly to his sweetheart -
 O lovely night!

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  • 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: 10
Word count: 55