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Der Traum

Language: German (Deutsch)

Im schönsten Garten wallten
Zwei Buhlen Hand in Hand,
Zwo bleiche kranke Gestalten,
Sie sassen in's Blumenland.

Sie küßten sich auf die Wangen,
Sie küßten sich auf den Mund,
Sie hielten sich fest umfangen,
Sie wurden jung und gesund.

Zwei Glöcklein klangen helle,
Der Traum entschwand zur Stund';
Sie lag in der Klosterzelle,
Er fern in Thurmes Grund.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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Submitted by Dr. Gerrit den Hartogh


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De droom", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "The dream", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Le rêve", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2004-07-04.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:08
Line count: 12
Word count: 58

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De droom

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

In 't mooiste lustoord liepen
Verliefden hand in hand,
Twee bleke ziek'lijke typen,
Zij zaten in 't bloemenland.

Gekust werd er op de wangen,
Gekust werd er op de mond,
Zij hielden elkaar omvangen,
Zij werden jong en gezond.

Twee klokjes klonken helder,
De droom verdween terstond;
Zij lag in haar kloostercel daar,
Hij ver in torengrond.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Ludwig Uhland (1787 - 1862), "Der Traum", appears in Balladen und Romanzen ENG FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Algernon Bennet Langton Ashton, Peter Gast, Hermann Goetz, Julius Otto Grimm, Julius Janssen, Conradin Kreutzer, W. J. Otto Lessmann, Robert Schumann, Emil Sulzbach, Eduard Tauwitz, Anton Urspruch, Georg Vierling, Alexander Winterberger. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2013-11-12.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:23
Line count: 12
Word count: 57