My songs travel through the cool night, Searching for you. Find me in the tranquil grove, love— I'll wait for you. The gentle fronds of rustling trees Whirl in the moonlight. Here, there will be no more betrayals— We'll be free tonight. Do you hear the sad nightingales, Singing where they hide? Hear their melancholy music— Let them be your guide. Knowing what the human heart needs, They comfort each breast With the soothing sound of silv'ry streams— Peace for the oppressed. L
I sit here lonely on a hill Where skies are clear and blue; The sunset casts a glowing veil Over the deep and tranquil dale— I used to love this view. I walked with my beloved there, She was so close, so dear. I saw within the mountain streams, In sky and clouds, like passing dreams, Her face so crystal clear. And see, how spring already shines From each young bud and bloom! Though each is not the same to me. The branch she plucked so gracefully Would be the one I’d choose. S
Maiden Away! Away from me fiend! Off you bare-skulled savage! I’m still young, with long to live! Away! And leave me be. Death Lend me your hand my precious beauty, I am your friend, I won't do you harm; Take heart, I am no fiend: Now, in my arms, you can softly sleep. Original Das Mädchen Vorüber! Ach, vorüber! Geh wilder Knochenmann! Ich bin noch jung, geh Lieber! Und rühre mich nicht an. Der Tod Gib deine Hand, Du [schön und zart]1 Gebild! Bin Freund, und komme nicht, zu s
I think of you, when the shimmering sea waves Shine bright on me; I think of you, when the moon's resplendent rays Light up each stream. I see you, when from out the distant path Dust is rising; When in the depths of night, I see a stranger Bare, shivering. I hear you, when the tranquil seas glisten With rising tides. In the quiet grove, I often go to listen, Then peace abides. I am with you, despite how distant, however far - I know you're near. The sun will set, and soon I'