Sweet and low

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English.png English text

Sweet and low, sweet and low
Wind of the western sea,
Low, low, breathe and blow,
Wind of the western sea!
Over the rolling waters go,
Come from the dying moon, and blow,
Blow him again to me,
While my little one, while my pretty one, sleeps.

Sleep and rest, sleep and rest,
Father will come to thee soon;
Rest, rest, on mother's breast,
Father will come to thee soon;
Father will come to his babe in the nest,
Silver sails all out of the west
Under the silver moon!
Sleep my little one, sleep my pretty one, sleep.

German.png German translation

Sanft und sacht, sanft und sacht
weht es von Westen her;
sacht, sacht, kaum erwacht
Wind auf dem westlichen Meer!
Über der wogenden Wellen Pracht
weh' durch die mondbeglänzte Nacht,
trage ihn zu mir her -
Schlummre sanft mein Kind, schlummre süß mein Kind, ruh!

Schlummre fest, schlummre fest,
Vater wird bald bei dir sein;
ruh', ruh' im Arme fest,
Vater tritt bald bei uns ein;
Vater schaut bald auf sein Kindlein im Nest,
silbern winken Segel aus West
im Silbermondenschein!
Schlummre sanft mein Kind, schlummre süß mein Kind, ruh!

Translation by Bertram Kottmann

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