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Ich hab die Nacht geträumet

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich hab die Nacht geträumet
Wohl einen schweren Traum;
Es wuchs in meinem Garten
Ein Rosmarinenbaum.

Ein Kirchhof war der Garten,
Ein Blumenbeet das Grab,
Und von dem grünen Baume
Fiel Kron' und Blüte ab.

Die Blüten tät ich sammeln
In einen goldenen Krug;
Der fiel mir aus den Händen,
Daß er in [Stücke zerschlug]1.

D'raus sah ich Perlen rinnen
Und Tröpflein rosenrot.
Was mag der Traum bedeuten?
Ach Liebster, bist du tot?

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE FRE

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1 J. van Eijken: "Stücken schlug"

Submitted by Alberto Pedrotti


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

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Catulle Mendès (1841 - 1909) , title 1: "Chanson allemande", title 2: "Le rêve" DUT ENG ; composed by René de Castéra.

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:55

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Word count: 73

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J'ai rêvé cette nuit

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

J'ai rêvé cette nuit -- 
un rêve très-obscur? -- 
Il fleurissait dans mon jardin, -- 
il fleurissait une pivoine.

Mon jardin était un cimetière; -- 
mon lit de fleurs était une tombe, -- 
et des arbres verts tombaient, -- 
tombaient couronnes et fleurs.

Je rassemblai les fleurs -- 
dans une cruche d'or; -- 
mais la cruche me tomba des mains, -- 
et se répandit en miettes.

Au loin, je voyais ruisseler des perles 
et des stalactites couleur de rose; -- 
que peut signifier ce rêve ? -- 
Ah ! mon doux ami, mon ami, es-tu mort ?

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Confirmed with Les modes parisiennes illustrées, Journal de la bonne compagnie, Vingt-Sixième Année, Paris, Chez le successeur d'Aubert et Cie, 1868, page 201.

Note: this text appears to be published normally without line breaks. We've added them so that the text will line up with the German it is based upon.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) from Volkslieder (Folksongs) , first published 1855 DUT ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Carl Banck, J. Bandisch, Emil Bohn, Johannes Brahms, Karl Anton Florian Eckert, Jan Albert van Eijken, Carl Georg Peter Grädener, Carl von Grote, Gustav Hecht, George Henschel, Ernst Isler, Théodore Kahle, Albert Levinsohn, Julius Joseph Maier, George W. Marston, Max Stange, Adolf Völckerling, Nicolai von Wilm, Erich J. Wolff, Felix von Woyrsch. Go to the text.

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

Text added to the website: 2015-09-07 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2015-09-07 08:42:15

Line count: 16
Word count: 86