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Vom Berg hinabgestiegen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Vom Berg [hinabgestiegen]1
Ist nun des Tages Rest;
Mein Kind liegt in der Wiegen,
Die [Vöglein]2 all' im Nest;
Nur ein ganz klein Singvögelein
Ruft weit daher im Dämmerschein:
"Gut' Nacht! gut' Nacht!
Lieb' Kindlein, gute Nacht!"

Das Spielzeug ruht im Schreine,
Die Kleider auf der Bank,
Ein [Mäuschen]3 ganz alleine
Es raschelt noch im Schrank,
Und draußen steht der Abendstern
Und winkt dem Kind aus weiter Fern':
"Gut' Nacht! gut' Nacht!
Lieb' Kindlein, gute Nacht!"

Die Wiege geht im Gleise,
Die Uhr [pickt]4 hin und her,
Die Fliegen nur ganz leise
[Sie]5 summen noch daher. 
Ihr Fliegen, laßt mein Kind in Ruh'!
Was [summt]6 ihr ihm so heimlich zu?
"Gut' Nacht! gut' Nacht!
Lieb' Kindlein, gute Nacht!"

Der Vogel und die Sterne,
[Die Fliegen]7 rings umher,
Sie haben mein Kind [schon]8 gerne,
Die Engel noch viel mehr. 
Sie decken's mit den Flügeln zu
Und singen leise: "Schlaf in Ruh!
Gut' Nacht! gut' Nacht!
Lieb' Kindlein, gute Nacht!"

Translation(s): ENG ENG ENG ITA FRE
H. Wolf sets stanzas 1, 3-4

View original text (without footnotes)
1 Blech, Wolf, Wurm: "hinab gestiegen"; Emmerich and Mittmann: "herabgestiegen" (and further changes may exist not noted)
2 Wolf: "Vögel"
3 Blech: "Mäuslein"
4 Wolf: "tickt"
5 Blech: "Die"
6 Wurm: "summet"
7 Wolf "Und alle"
8 Wolf "so"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English [singable] (Addie Funk) , title 1: "Cradle Song"
    * ENG English (John H. Anderson) , title 1: "Cradle song in summer", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , M.J.A.W., title 1: "Slumbersong in Summertime"
    * ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "In estate", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Fran├žais) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-07-14.

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