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Lyr Req: 'Zing mir zu Schlaff...'

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Lyr Req: Sing Me To Sleep / Sing Mir Dein Lied (37)


Glimmer 07 Oct 01 - 01:59 PM
wysiwyg 07 Oct 01 - 02:34 PM
Noreen 07 Oct 01 - 04:19 PM
Noreen 07 Oct 01 - 04:25 PM
Noreen 07 Oct 01 - 04:29 PM
Wolfgang 08 Oct 01 - 03:27 AM
Wilfried Schaum 08 Oct 01 - 04:40 AM
Glimmer 30 Oct 01 - 01:48 AM
GUEST,999 25 Jan 12 - 01:32 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 25 Jan 12 - 01:49 PM
GUEST,Eliza 25 Jan 12 - 01:54 PM
GUEST,leeneia 25 Jan 12 - 02:59 PM
GUEST,999 25 Jan 12 - 03:01 PM
Dave Earl 26 Jan 12 - 04:15 AM
Genie 26 Jan 12 - 02:01 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 26 Jan 12 - 03:14 PM
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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: LYRICS WANTED
From: Glimmer
Date: 07 Oct 01 - 01:59 PM

I am desperate to find the lyrics for my husband's 92 year old aunt, for a song her Mother sang to her when she was a baby, perhaps we could fit it into your expertise by calling it a German folk song, and perhaps it is. The German title is "Zing mir zu Schlaff die Augenzu (Auzenzu?)(92 year old handwriting!). Wanted German lyrics.

English version: Sing me to sleep and let me rest. Of all the world I love you best. Nothing is faithful, nothing true On earth or in Heaven, but God and you.

Sounds like a lullaby, but I think it is an early German "drinking and cheating' songs.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: LYRICS WANTED
From: wysiwyg
Date: 07 Oct 01 - 02:34 PM

Glimmer, it's best to start new threads for new requests, giving the song title or other helpful info in the thread title-- AFTER searching Mudcat and maybe Google first.

Some tips about how to do that (and other Mudcat Magic) are in the FAQ thread at the top of the thread list.

~Susan


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Subject: 'Zing mir zu Schlaff...'
From: Noreen
Date: 07 Oct 01 - 04:19 PM

Reposted form a poorly-titled thread here, the following request:

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: LYRICS WANTED
From: Glimmer
Date: 07-Oct-01 - 01:59 PM

I am desperate to find the lyrics for my husband's 92 year old aunt, for a song her Mother sang to her when she was a baby, perhaps we could fit it into your expertise by calling it a German folk song, and perhaps it is. The German title is "Zing mir zu Schlaff die Augenzu (Auzenzu?)(92 year old handwriting!). Wanted German lyrics.

English version: Sing me to sleep and let me rest. Of all the world I love you best. Nothing is faithful, nothing true On earth or in Heaven, but God and you.

Sounds like a lullaby, but I think it is an early German "drinking and cheating' songs.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: LYRICS WANTED
From: Noreen
Date: 07 Oct 01 - 04:25 PM

Glimmer, I have started a new thread for your request, Lyr Req: 'Zing mir zu Schlaff...' (click here to take you there) where it should receive more attention.

Good luck with your search.

Noreen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: LYRICS WANTED
From: Noreen
Date: 07 Oct 01 - 04:29 PM

Susan, Glimmer's aunt-in-law is 92... sometimes life is too short!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Zing mir zu Schlaff...'
From: Wolfgang
Date: 08 Oct 01 - 03:27 AM

Not easy, this. 'Zing' instead of 'sing' shows it is Yiddish, but nothing close to it is in the largest online-database of Yiddisch songs. Also the largest database of German songs (ingeb.org) has no hit for these words.

I'll have a look at home but without much hope.

The dubious bit is 'Augen zu'. The old German way of writing a 'z' is similar to writing a 'g'.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Zing mir zu Schlaff...'
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 08 Oct 01 - 04:40 AM

Noreen,

do you only have the first line in German, or some more lines in German script? If yes, contact me, send me a xerox, and I'm will dechyphre it.
From the 1st stanza it seems to be a lullaby.

Greetings Wilfried


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Zing mir zu Schlaff...'
From: Glimmer
Date: 30 Oct 01 - 01:48 AM

Thanks to everyone for their kindness in trying to find the lyrics for this German song, and, yes it is a lullaby. I should not have referred to it as a "drinking and cheating" song. We have only the first line in German. Once again Thank You for your Help, I am new to boards, and do not understand threads.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Zing mir zu Schlaff...'
From: GUEST,999
Date: 25 Jan 12 - 01:32 PM

Sing Me To Sleep

Sing me to sleep the shadows fall
Let me forget the world and all
Tired is my heart the day is so long
Let is soon come to even song

Sing me to sleep your hand in mine
Our fingers as in prayer entwine
Only your voice love let me hear
Singing to tell me you are near

Love I am lonely years are so long
I want you only you and your song
Dark is life's shore love night is so deep
Leave me no more love sing me to sleep

Sing me to sleep with you alone
Stay with me and remain my own
Gladly my heart will know no pain
When I awake from sleep again

Sing me to sleep and let me rest
Of all the world I love you best
Nothing is faithful nothing true
In heaven or earth but God and you

Love I am lonely years are so long
I want you only you and your song
Dark is life's shore love night is so deep
Leave me no more love sing me to sleep

found that at

http://community.nbtsc.org/wiki/LullabySongs

As y'all can see, it ain't Yiddish. I'll go look more.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Zing mir zu Schlaff...'
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 25 Jan 12 - 01:49 PM

A thread on "Sing Me to Sleep," Sing Mir Dein Lied:
24768
Sing Me


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Zing mir zu Schlaff...'
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 25 Jan 12 - 01:54 PM

'Augen zu' means eyes shut.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Zing mir zu Schlaff...'
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 25 Jan 12 - 02:59 PM

what is the point of reviving a request made ten years ago? Esp. when another thread handles the topic?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Zing mir zu Schlaff...'
From: GUEST,999
Date: 25 Jan 12 - 03:01 PM

This thread was in the unanswered requests and I had something new to add to it. That's the point.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Zing mir zu Schlaff...'
From: Dave Earl
Date: 26 Jan 12 - 04:15 AM

Running the above through Google translate produces :-

Sing mir den Schlaf die Schatten fallen
Lassen Sie mich die Welt vergessen und alle
Müde ist mein Herz den Tag ist so lang,
Lassen Sie wird bald auch Gesang kommen

Sing mir deine Hand in meiner Schlaf
Unsere Finger wie zum Gebet verflechten
Nur deine Stimme lieben lass mich hören
Singing mir zu sagen, Sie sind in der Nähe

Liebe ich bin einsam Jahre sind so lange
Ich möchte, dass nur Sie und Ihr Lied
Dunkel ist das Leben der Küste Liebe Nacht ist so tief,
Lassen Sie mich nicht mehr lieben zu singen mich in den Schlaf

Sing mir, mit Ihnen allein zu schlafen
Bleib bei mir bleibt und wenn meine eigenen
Gerne wird mein Herz kennt keine Schmerzen
Als ich wach aus dem Schlaf wieder

Sing mir zu schlafen und lass mich ruhen
Der ganzen Welt Ich liebe dich am besten
Nichts ist treu nichts Wahres
In Himmel oder auf Erden, sondern Gott und Sie

Liebe ich bin einsam Jahre sind so lange
Ich möchte, dass nur Sie und Ihr Lied
Dunkel ist das Leben der Küste Liebe Nacht ist so tief,
Lassen Sie mich nicht mehr lieben zu singen mich in den Schlaf


Is this any help or do you know how to suck eggs?


Dave


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Zing Mir Zu Schlaff' Yiddish lullaby
From: Genie
Date: 26 Jan 12 - 02:01 PM

It's fine for this to be a separate thread, if only as a search for the Yiddish lyrics (if a Yiddish version exists).   I would love to have those lyrics.

Genie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Zing mir zu Schlaff...'
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 26 Jan 12 - 03:14 PM

As posted in the other thread (linked above), the original sheet music with both German and English lyrics is on line at Levy Sheet Music, so no need to use a google translation.


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Subject: Lyr Req: 'Zing mir zu Schlaf'- Sing Mir Zu Schlaf
From: Genie
Date: 27 Jan 12 - 05:09 AM

Q, it depends on whether you want an actual translation of the German lyrics or just "an English version."

The English lyrics to "Sing Me To Sleep" are not a true translation of the German lyrics to "Sing Mir Dein Leid" (Sing Me Your Song) throughout, although the basic sentiments are comparable.   

The German lyrics posted in the other thread have several typos, leading to confusion about the meaning and translation. I've posted the corrected lyrics there, with as close to an actual translation as I can come up with (my German not being all that fluent).

Here are the
(corrected) German lyrics with my attempted translation:


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Zing mir zu Schlaff...'
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Jan 12 - 05:27 AM

I suppose the Yiddish would be transliterated "Zing mir," but the German is pronounced "Zing." Lacking any evidence to the contrary, I'd kinda doubt that there's a Yiddish version. I didn't find anything like this in my Yiddish songbooks, and I have a whole shelf of Yiddish songbooks.

-Joe-


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