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Der Knabe in der Wiege ‘Wiegenlied’

by Franz Schubert

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Der Knabe in der Wiege ‘Wiegenlied’
German source: Ottenwalt, Anton

Er schläft so süss, der Mutter Blicke hangen
An ihres Lieblings leisem Atemzug,
Den sie mit stillem sehnsuchtsvollem Bangen
So lange unterm Herzen trug.

Sie sieht so froh die vollen Wangen glühen
In gelbe Ringellocken halb versteckt,
Und will das Ärmchen sanft herunter ziehen,
Das sich im Schlummer ausgestreckt.

The Infant in the Cradle
English translation © Richard Wigmore

He sleeps so sweetly. His mother’s gaze
hangs on the soft breathing of her darling,
whom, with silent, anxious yearning,
she carried for so long beneath her heart.

With joy sees his full cheeks glowing,
half-hidden in yellow curls,
and gently tucks in the little arm
that lies stretched out in sleep.

Der Knabe in der Wiege ‘Wiegenlied’
German source: Ottenwalt, Anton

The Infant in the Cradle
English source: Richard Wigmore

Er schläft so süss, der Mutter Blicke hangen
He sleeps so sweetly. His mother’s gaze
An ihres Lieblings leisem Atemzug,
hangs on the soft breathing of her darling,
Den sie mit stillem sehnsuchtsvollem Bangen
whom, with silent, anxious yearning,
So lange unterm Herzen trug.
she carried for so long beneath her heart.

Sie sieht so froh die vollen Wangen glühen
With joy sees his full cheeks glowing,
In gelbe Ringellocken halb versteckt,
half-hidden in yellow curls,
Und will das Ärmchen sanft herunter ziehen,
and gently tucks in the little arm
Das sich im Schlummer ausgestreckt.
that lies stretched out in sleep.

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…

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