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Mir träumte von einem Königskind

Language: German (Deutsch)

Mir [träumte]1 von einem Königskind,
Mit nassen, blassen Wangen;
Wir sassen unter der grünen Lind'
Und hielten uns liebeumfangen.

"Ich will nicht deines Vaters Thron,
Ich will nicht sein Szepter [von]2 Golde,
Ich will nicht seine demantene Kron',
Ich will dich selber, du Holde!"

Das kann nicht sein, sprach sie zu mir,
ich liege ja im Grabe,
und nur des Nachts komm' ich zu dir,
weil ich so lieb dich habe.


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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 146.

1 Kern: "träumte einst"; further changes may exist not shown above.
2 Weiss: "aus"

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "He somiat en la filla d'un rei", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, appears in Intermezzo lyrique, no. 41, first published 1827
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Ho sognato una figlia di re", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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J'ai rêvé d'une enfant de roi

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

[J'ai]1 rêvé d'une enfant de roi
Aux joues humides et pâles ;
Nous étions assis sous le vert tilleul
Et nous tenions amoureusement enlacés.

« Je ne veux pas le trône de ton père,
Je ne veux pas son sceptre d'or,
Je ne veux pas sa couronne de diamants,
Je ne veux que toi, ma charmante ! »

« Ce ne peut être – me répondit-elle –
Je gis déjà dans la tombe,
Et si je ne viens à toi que la nuit,
C'est que j'ai tant d'amour pour toi. »

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1 Kern: "J'ai un jour"


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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Buch der Lieder, in Lyrisches Intermezzo, no. 41 CAT CAT ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Constantin C. von Bach, Felix Blaesing, János Bókay, Georg Bradsky, Max Brod, Emil Büchner, Gerard Bunk, Anton Deprosse, Bernard van Dieren, Carl Ebner, Carl Emil Theodor Ehrenberg, Gerrit Jan van Eijken, Catharinus Elling, Armand Erdös, Jean Paul Ertel, A. Felsenthal, Edmund von Freyhold, Albert Fuchs, A. von Geyso, Josef Giehrl, Gerald M. Ginsburg, Alexander von Glaesz, O. Götze, W. Grave, Olivier Greif, Oskar Grohe, Ludwig Grünberger, Henry Kimball Hadley, Andreas Hallén, Ludwig Hartmann, Robert Henriques, Carl Hirsch, Wilhelm C. Hollmann, Josip Ipavec, Carl Isenmann, Emil Kauffmann, Al. Kern, Anton Klatowsky, Arno Kleffel, August Friedrich Martin Klughardt, Hugo Krauss, Wilhelm Kreibig, Gustav Kühle, Franz Paul Lachner, R. Lange, Rued Langgaard, Adalbert Laszky, Robert Laugs, W. J. Otto Lessmann, Rudolph, Fürst von Lichtenstein, Ernst Löwenberg, Ladislao de Makray, Maurice de Mayfield, Eduard de Moulin, M. Natrowski, Emil Nauwerk, Heinrich Neal, Carl Nicola, Ernst Otto Nodnagel, Ofrossipov, Carl Orff, Theodor Podbertsky, Josef Reiter, Gustav von Rössler, Anton Rückauf, Hedwig Sonntag, Korstiaan Stougie, J. Strauss, Alajos Tarnay, Heinz Tiessen, Richard Trunk, Marcel Tyberg, Johann Vesque von Püttlingen, Friedrich Robert Volkmann, Konrad Ulrich Alexander, Graf von Wartensleben, Severin Warteresiewicz, Carl Weinwurm, Joel Weiss, Richard Wickenhauser, Hugo Wolf, Reinhold Wörz. Go to the text.


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