Wiegenlied, Op. 13 No. 2 (Carl Maria von Weber)

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Editor: Marco Gallo (submitted 2005-01-31).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 20 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: arr. by J. Knuth for SATB a cappella with English lyrics

General Information

Title: Wiegenlied (Cradle Song), Op. 13 No. 2 "Schlaf' Herzenssöhnchen, mein Liebling bist du"
Composer: Carl Maria von Weber
Lyricist: Franz Carl Hiemercreate page (1768-1822)

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Solo voice
Genre: SecularLied

Language: German
Instruments: Guitar

First published: 1811

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Original text and translations

German text (or link to a text page) needs to be added.   Question.gif English.png English text

Sleep, my heart's darling, in slumber repose;
Let the fair lids o'er those blue eyes now close;
All is as peaceful and still as the tomb,
Nor shall the gnats wake thee with their low hum.

Now, dearest baby, is morn's golden time;
Not thus thou'lt slumber in life's later prime;
Sorrow and care then will watch by the bed,
Ne'er more sweet peace will there pillow thy head.

Angels from heaven, as lovely as thou,
Watch o'er thy cradle and smile on thee now;
Angels will tend thee in life's later years;
Then they will come to dry manhood's sad tears.

Sleep, my heart's darling, straight cometh the night;
Mother doth watch by thy bed with delight;
Tho' it be early, or late it may be,
Mother's love slumbers not, watching o'er thee.