by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Geh schlafen, Liebste, lege dich zur...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Geh schlafen, Liebste, lege dich zur [Ruhe]1.
Dein Kissen wird in Rosen sich verwandeln,
Das Linnentuch mit Veilchen sich bedecken,
Und nicht, Geliebte, wirst du einsam bleiben:
Es fliegen, um dein hold Gesicht zu schauen,
Zwölf Engelein herab aus Himmelsauen.

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Confirmed with Paul Heyse, Italienisches Liederbuch, Berlin: Verlag von Wilhelm Hertz (Bessersche Buchhandlung), 1860, page 6.

1 Marx: "Ruh"

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "In the evening", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Le soir", copyright © 2021, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2010-01-28
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Le soir
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Va dormir, couche-toi, repose-toi.
Ton oreiller se transformera en roses,
Ton drap se couvrira de violettes,
Et, bien-aimée tu ne resteras pas seule :
Pour voir ton gracieux visage voleront
Douze angelots descendus des prairies célestes.

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This text was added to the website: 2021-01-21
Line count: 6
Word count: 36