Some of the following material is not in the public domain.
It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission. Printing copyright texts or translations without the name of the author or translator is also illegal.
You must use the copyright symbol © when you reprint copyright-protected material.
For more information, contact us at:
Before writing, please read the instructions below the translations (under Authorship). Always include the names of the translators in your email if you wish to reprint something!
Die Rose stand im Tau, es waren Perlen grau, als Sonne sie beschienen, wurden sie zu Rubinen.
- by Friedrich Rückert (1788 - 1866), appears in Pantheon, in 5. Fünftes Bruchstück. Zahme Xenien, in Vierzeilen, no. 8 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856), "Die Rose stand im Tau", op. 65 no. 1 (1847), published 1849 [TTBBB chorus], from Ritornelle in canonischen Weisen, no. 1, Leipzig, Breitkopf und Härtel [ sung text verified 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De roos stond in de dauw", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "La rose se dressait dans la rosée", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Coperte di rugiada", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Dr. Gerrit den Hartogh
Text added to the website: 2004-07-03 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:06
Line count: 4
Word count: 17
The rose stood washed in dew, 'twere pearls of greyish hue, the morning's sunlight streaming, turned them to rubies gleaming.
About the headline (FAQ)
- Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2009 by Bertram Kottmann, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.
Bertram Kottmann.  Contact: BKottmann (AT) t-online.deIf you wish to commission a new translation, please contact:
- a text in German (Deutsch) by Friedrich Rückert (1788 - 1866), appears in Pantheon, in 5. Fünftes Bruchstück. Zahme Xenien, in Vierzeilen, no. 8
Text added to the website: 2009-12-09 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:28
Line count: 4
Word count: 20