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Cora an die Sonne

by Franz Schubert

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Cora an die Sonne
German source: von Baumberg, Gabriele

Nach so vielen trüben Tagen 
Send’ uns wiederum einmal, 
Mitleidsvoll für uns’re Klagen, 
Einen sanften milden Strahl.

Liebe Sonne! trink’den Regen, 
Der herab zu stürzen dräut; 
Deine Strahlen sind uns Segen, 
Deine Blicke – Seligkeit.

Schein’, ach, scheine, liebe Sonne! 
Jede Freude dank’ ich dir;
Alle Geists- und Herzenswonne, 
Licht und Wärme kommt von dir.

Cora to the Sun
English translation © Richard Wigmore

After so many gloomy days 
take pity on our plaint, 
and send us once more
a soft, gentle ray of light.

Dear sun, drink up the rain 
that threatens to pour down: 
your rays are a blessing to us; 
your glances bliss.

Shine, ah, shine, dear sun!
All delight I owe to you;
every joy of the spirit and the heart, 
all light and warmth come from you.

Cora an die Sonne
German source: von Baumberg, Gabriele

Cora to the Sun
English source: Richard Wigmore

Nach so vielen trüben Tagen 
After so many gloomy days 
Send’ uns wiederum einmal, 
take pity on our plaint, 
Mitleidsvoll für uns’re Klagen, 
and send us once more
Einen sanften milden Strahl.
a soft, gentle ray of light.

Liebe Sonne! trink’den Regen, 
Dear sun, drink up the rain 
Der herab zu stürzen dräut; 
that threatens to pour down: 
Deine Strahlen sind uns Segen, 
your rays are a blessing to us; 
Deine Blicke – Seligkeit.
your glances bliss.

Schein’, ach, scheine, liebe Sonne! 
Shine, ah, shine, dear sun!
Jede Freude dank’ ich dir;
All delight I owe to you;
Alle Geists- und Herzenswonne, 
every joy of the spirit and the heart, 
Licht und Wärme kommt von dir.
all light and warmth come from you.

Composer

Franz Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert was an late Classical and early Romantic composer. He produced a vast oeuvre during his short life, composing more the 600 vocal works (largely Lieder), and well as several symphonies, operas, and a large body of piano music. He…

Poet

von Baumberg, Gabriele

Gabriele (or Gabriella) von Baumberg (or Bamberg), wife of János Batsányi (also Bacsányi), was an Austrian author and poet. Von Baumberg was born in Vienna, the daughter of an Austrian civil servant. She received a humanistic education and from…

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