by Karl (or Carl) Busse (1872 - 1918)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Das stille Königreich
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Es gibt ein stilles Königreich,
ist keinem Land der Erde gleich,
liegt über Wolken und Winden.
O weh, wer wird es finden?
Und wer es findt, ich sag es dir:
Wer so in Sehnsucht lebt wie wir.


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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le royaume silencieux", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Virginia Knight

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 6
Word count: 37

Le royaume silencieux
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Il y a un royaume silencieux,
aucun pays sur la terre n'est son égal,
il est au-dessus des nuages et des vents.
Oh, hélas, qui le trouvera ?
Et à celui qui le trouvera je dis :
Qu'il vit comme nous dans la nostalgie.


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2011 by Guy Laffaille, (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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This text was added to the website: 2011-06-08
Line count: 6
Word count: 44