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Cidli, du weinest, und ich schlummre sicher, Wo im Sande der Weg verzogen fortschleicht; Auch wenn stille Nacht ihn umschattend decket, Schlummr' ich ihn sicher. Wo er sich endet, wo ein Strom das Meer wird, Gleit' ich über den Strom, der sanfter aufschwillt; Denn, der mich begleitet, der Gott gebots ihm! Weine nicht, Cidli.
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Confirmed with Klopstocks Oden. Erster Band. Leipzig bey Georg Joachim Göschen. 1798, page 131; and with Oden von Klopstock. WIEN, gedruckt bey Joh. Thomas Edlen von Trattnern, k.k. Hofdruckern und Buchhändlern. 1784, page 163.
- by Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock (1724 - 1803), "Furcht der Geliebten", written 1753, appears in Oden [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 Gottfried Emil Fischer (1791 - 1841), "An Cidli", 1820 [sung text not yet checked]
- by Franz Peter Schubert (1797 - 1828), "Furcht der Geliebten - An Cidli", D 285 (1815), published 1885 [sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Vrees der geliefden - Aan Cidli", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "La peur de l'être aimé", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Word count: 54
Cidli, you are weeping, and I am sound asleep, Where the path winds forward in the sand; Even when the silent night shrouds the path in shadows, I remain deeply asleep. Where it ends, where a river becomes the sea, I will glide over the river that swells so smoothly; For it is my companion, as God has commanded. Do not weep, Cidli!
About the headline (FAQ)Translation of title "An Cidli" = "To Cidli"
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- a text in German (Deutsch) by Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock (1724 - 1803), "Furcht der Geliebten", written 1753, appears in Oden
This text was added to the website: 2015-01-01
Line count: 8
Word count: 63