by Moritz Horn (1814 - 1874)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE ITA
Chor der Elffen:
 Wir tanzen, wir tanzen
 In lieblicher Nacht.
 Bis der Tag vom Schlummer
 Morgenrot erwacht,

 Bis vom Tau die Blume
 Neues Leben trinkt,
 Hoch auf, liederselig,
 Die Lerche sich schwingt.


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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Nous dansons, nous dansons
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Chœur des Elfes :
 Nous dansons, nous dansons,
 Dans la nuit adorable,
 Jusqu'à ce que le jour du sommeil
 Se réveille à l'aurore.

 Jusqu'à ce que de la rosée la fleur
 Boive la nouvelle vie,
 Vers le haut, avec un chant de joie,
 L'alouette s'élance.

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Text added to the website: 2011-08-24 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:31
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Word count: 45