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Noch einmal, ehe der Sommer verblüht, Wollen wir für den Garten sorgen, Die Blumen gießen, sie sind schon müd, Bald welken sie ab, vielleicht schon morgen. Noch einmal, ehe wieder die Welt Irrsinnig wird und von Kriegen gellt, Wollen wir an den paar schönen Dingen Uns freuen und ihnen Lieder singen.
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Confirmed with Hermann Hesse, Sämtliche Werke, herausgegeben von Volker Michels, Band 10 Die Gedichte, bearbeitet von Peter Huber, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2002, pages 316-317.
- by Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962), "Spätsommer", written 1932 [author's text checked 2 times 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 Werner Bühler (1904 - 1968), "Spätsommer" [ high voice and piano ], from Lieder für eine höhere Singstimme nach Texten von Hermann Hesse, no. 23 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Hans Nahme , "Spätsommer", 1949 [ voice and piano ], from Herbstkantate nach Gedichten von Hermann Hesse, no. 2 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by (Christian) Immo Schneider (b. 1935), "Spätsommer", 1980 [ voice and piano ] [sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Late summer", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]
This text was added to the website: 2009-05-02
Line count: 8
Word count: 51
Once more, before the summer fades, Let us look after the garden, [Let us] water the flowers, they are already weary, Soon they shall wither, perhaps tomorrow already. Once more, before the world again Goes mad and shrills with war, Let us take pleasure in the few Beautiful things and sing songs to them.
- Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2019 by Sharon Krebs, (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.
- a text in German (Deutsch) by Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962), "Spätsommer", written 1932
This text was added to the website: 2019-05-01
Line count: 8
Word count: 54