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Wiegenlied

Language: German

Schlafe, holder, süßer Knabe,
Leise wiegt dich deiner Mutter Hand;
Sanfte Ruhe, milde Labe
Bringt dir schwebend dieses Wiegenband.

Schlafe in dem süßen Grabe,
Noch beschützt dich deiner Mutter Arm,
Alle Wünsche, alle Habe
Faßt sie lieben, alle liebwarm.

Schlafe in der Flaumen Schoße,
Noch umtönt dich lauter Liebeston,
Eine Lilie, eine Rose,
Nach dem Schlafe werd' sie dir zum Lohn.



Translation(s): ENG DUT FRE SPA ITA

Note: according to Snyder's German Poetry in Song: An Index of Lieder, this poem is often misattributed to Claudius but it is not to be found in his works. This may be due to the similarity of its first line with that of this poem.

Submitted by Richard Morris

Authorship

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] (Linda Godry) , title 1: "Lullaby", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * DUT Dutch [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Wiegelied", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Berceuse", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * SPA Spanish (Lewis Grenville) , title 1: "Canción de cuna", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Antonio Zencovich) , title 1: "Ninna nanna", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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