Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Die Höh'n und Wälder schon steigen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE
Die Höh'n und Wälder schon steigen
Immer tiefer in's Abendgold;
Ein Vöglein frägt in den Zweigen
Ob es Liebchen grüssen sollt'?

O Vöglein, du hast dich betrogen,
Sie wohnet nicht mehr im Tal,
Schwing' auf dich zum Himmelsbogen,
Grüss' sie droben zum letztenmal.

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Bona nit", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Garrett Medlock) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Bonne nuit", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Bonne nuit
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Déjà les hauteurs et les forêts s'enfoncent
Toujours plus profond dans les ors du soir ;
Dans les branches un oiseau demande
S'il doit saluer ma bien-aimée.

Ô oiseau, tu t'es trompé,
Elle n'habite plus la vallée
Prend ton envol vers la voûte céleste,
Et là-haut salue la pour la dernière fois.

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Text added to the website: 2011-06-01 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:24
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