by Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)
Translation by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Those evening bells
Language: English 
Those evening bells! Those evening bells!
[How]1 many a tale their music tells
of youth, and home and that sweet time,
When last I heard their soothing chime.

Those joyous hours are past away,
And many a heart that then was gay
Within the tomb now darkly dwells
And hears no more these evening bells.

And so 'twill be when [I am]1 gone;
That tuneful peal will still ring on
while other bards [will]2 walk these dells,
and sing your praise, sweet evening bells.

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2 Ives: "shall"

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O Abendlied, o Glockenklang
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
O Abendlied, o Glockenklang,
Wie rühret mich dein holder Sang.

Weckst Sehnsuchtsdrang in meiner Brust
Nach Jugendzeit und Liebeslust.

Nie kehret mehr des Lenzes Glück
Mit süßem Trug zu mir zurück.

Der Wind, er trugs ins Tal hinab
Ein andrer kommt am Wanderstab.

Und singt und preist dich im Gesang
O Abendlied, o Glockenklang.

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Text added to the website: 2009-07-01 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:17
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