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Laßt mich ruhen, laßt mich träumen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Laßt mich ruhen, laßt mich träumen,
Wo die Abendwinde linde
Säuseln in den Blütenbäumen,
Wo der Nachtigallen 
Lieder wieder 
In der Zweige Dämmrung schallen!

Wie des Mondes Silberhelle
Auf des Baches dunkler Welle,
Spielt in dieser lichten Stunde
Auf des [Weges]1 dunklem Grunde
Der vergangnen Tage 
Freud' und Klage.
Der Erinnrung Lust und Schmerzen
Flimmern auf in meinem Herzen -

Laßt mich ruhen, laßt mich träumen
Bei der Nachtigallen Sange
Unter vollen Blütenbäumen
Lange -- lange!


Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Hoffmann's von Fallersleben Gesammelte Werke; Erster Band : Lyrische Gedichte: Dichterleben, Liebesleben, Berlin, F. Fontane, 1890, p. 77

1 Liszt: "Lebens"

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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):

  • ENG English [singable] (Charles Fonteyn Manney) , "Let me linger", first published 1911
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2016-09-13 17:13:18
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Word count: 75

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Laissez‑moi me prélasser, laissez‑moi...

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Laissez-moi me prélasser, laissez-moi rêver
Là où les douces brises du soir
Murmurent dans les arbres en fleurs
Où les chants des rossignols
Retentissent à nouveau
Dans les branches au crépuscule !

Pareilles à la clarté argentée de la lune
Sur les sombres vagues du ruisseau,
À cette heure légère
Jouent, sur le fond sombre de la [route]1
Des jours passés,
Joies et plaintes.
Plaisir et douleurs du souvenir
Vibrent sur mon cœur.

Laissez-moi me prélasser, laissez-moi rêver
Au chant des rossignols
Sous les arbres emplis de fleurs
Longtemps, longtemps !


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1 Liszt : "vie"

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben (1798 - 1874), no title, appears in Lyrische Gedichte, in Dichterleben, in Reisere Mannesjahre ENG ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Wilhelm Reinhard Berger, Pauline von Erdmannsdörfer-Fichtner, R. Fried, Julius Hirschbach, Adolf Jensen, Wilhelm Köhler, Arnold Krug, Eduard Lassen, Franz Liszt, Carl Mahlberg, Paul Gerhard Natorp, George Posca, Franz Ries, August Scharrer, Sebastian Benson Schlesinger, F. Seiffart, C. Sieke, H. Willemsen. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2015-04-09.
Last modified: 2015-04-09 19:16:31
Line count: 18
Word count: 91