by Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Gute Nacht mein Herz und schlummre ein!
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
[Gute Nacht mein Herz]1 und schlummre ein!
In diesen Herbstestagen
Ohne Blumen und Sonnenschein
Was willst du schlagen?

Dein Schmerz ist aus, deine Lust ist todt,
Verweht sind Lenz und Lieder;
Der Liebe Röslein purpurroth
Blüht nimmer wieder.

Singend zog er ins Land hinein,
Der falsche, liebe Knabe -
Und du? - Im stillen Grabe
Schlafe mein Herz, schlaf' ein!

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1 Goldschmidt's setting begins "Gut Nacht, gut Nacht, mein Herz" ; further changes may exist not shown above. Courvoisier: "Gute Nacht, mein Herz, gute Nacht"; Hecht, Pohlig, Sturm: "Gut' Nacht, mein Herz"; further changes may exist not shown above.

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Bonne nuit mon cœur et endors‑toi bien !
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Bonne nuit mon cœur et endors-toi bien !
En ces jours d'automne
Sans fleur et sans soleil
Pour quoi veux-tu battre ?

Ton mal a disparu, ton plaisir est mort,
Envolés sont printemps et chansons,
La petite rose pourpre de l'amour
Ne refleurit jamais.

Il courait le pays en chantant,
Le cher garçon infidèle-
Et toi ?  - Dans ton tombeau silencieux
Dors mon cœur, dors !

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Text added to the website: 2009-08-13 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:20
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Word count: 67