Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Bleib bei uns! Wir haben den Tanzplan im...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Bleib bei uns! Wir haben den [Tanzplan]1 im Tal 
bedeckt mit Mondesglanze, 
Johanneswürmchen erleuchten den Saal, 
die Heimchen spielen zum Tanze. 

Die Freude, das schöne [leichtgläubige]2 Kind, 
[es]3 wiegt sich in Abendwinden: 
Wo Silber [auf Zweigen und Büschen rinnt,
da wirst]4 du die Schönste finden.

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1 Marx: "Tanzplatz"
2 Marx, Wolff: "leichtgläub'ge"
3 Wolff: "sie"
4 Marx: "über die Zweige rinnt,/ sollst"

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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 (Emily Ezust) , "Stay with us! We have covered a clearing in the dell", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (John Bernhoff) , "The elves"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Elfe", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Elfe
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Reste avec nous ! Nous avons dans le val un lieu où danser
recouvert de clair de lune.
Des petits vers luisants éclairent la salle
les grillons jouent des airs à danser.

La joie, belle enfant crédule,
se fait bercer par les vents du soir :
Là où l'argent coule des rameaux et des buissons,
là, tu trouveras la plus belle.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2011 by Pierre Mathé, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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Text added to the website: 2011-06-01 00:00:00
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