by Robert Reinick (1805 - 1852)
Translation Singable translation by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Vom Berg hinabgestiegen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE ITA
Vom Berg [hinabgestiegen]1
Ist nun des Tages Rest;
Mein Kind liegt in der Wiegen,
Die [Vöglein]2 all' im Nest;
Nur ein ganz klein Singvögelein
Ruft weit daher im Dämmerschein:
"Gut' Nacht! gut' Nacht!
Lieb' Kindlein, gute Nacht!"

Das Spielzeug ruht im Schreine,
Die Kleider auf der Bank,
Ein [Mäuschen]3 ganz alleine
Es raschelt noch im Schrank,
Und draußen steht der Abendstern
Und winkt dem Kind aus weiter Fern':
"Gut' Nacht! gut' Nacht!
Lieb' Kindlein, gute Nacht!"

Die Wiege geht im Gleise,
Die Uhr [pickt]4 hin und her,
Die Fliegen nur ganz leise
[Sie]5 summen noch daher. 
Ihr Fliegen, laßt mein Kind in Ruh'!
Was [summt]6 ihr ihm so heimlich zu?
"Gut' Nacht! gut' Nacht!
Lieb' Kindlein, gute Nacht!"

Der Vogel und die Sterne,
[Die Fliegen]7 rings umher,
Sie haben mein Kind [schon]8 gerne,
Die Engel noch viel mehr. 
Sie decken's mit den Flügeln zu
Und singen leise: "Schlaf in Ruh!
Gut' Nacht! gut' Nacht!
Lieb' Kindlein, gute Nacht!"

H. Wolf sets stanzas 1, 3-4

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1 Blech, Wolf, Wurm: "hinab gestiegen"; Emmerich and Mittmann: "herabgestiegen" (and further changes may exist not noted)
2 Wolf: "Vögel"
3 Blech: "Mäuslein"
4 Wolf: "tickt"
5 Blech: "Die"
6 Wurm: "summet"
7 Wolf "Und alle"
8 Wolf "so"

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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 (John H. Anderson) , copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Addie Funk) , "Cradle Song"
  • ENG English [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , M.J.A.W., "Slumbersong in Summertime"
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "In estate", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website: 2008-07-14 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:46
Line count: 32
Word count: 158

Slumbersong in Summertime
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The golden sun is sinking,
The day has gone to rest.
My Babe lies in the cradle,
The birds are in their nest,
One little birdie from its height
Chirrups in the soft twilight.
Good night! good night!
My Baby sweet, good Night!

The wild bee ceases humming,
Mid all the blossoms gay.
The flowers close their eyelids,
To sleep till break of day.
The Nightbird spreads its heavy wings,
A Nightingale its vesper sings:
Good night! good night!
My Baby sweet, good Night!

I rock the cradle gently,
And lull thee off to sleep.
A mother's love doth ever
A watch o'er Baby keep --
God Almighty up above,
Knows there's nothing like mother's love.
Good night! good night!
My Baby sweet, good Night!

The stars and all the birdies,
And all the flowers too,
They love my little Baby,
As all the angels do.
Guarding thee they come from High,
Singing a tender Lullaby.
Good night! good night!
My Baby sweet, good Night!

From the Wurm score.

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Researcher for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website: 2010-01-31 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:14
Line count: 32
Word count: 164