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Frühlingstraum

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich träumte von bunten Blumen,
So wie sie wohl blühen im Mai,
Ich träumte von grünen Wiesen,
Von lustigem Vogelgeschrei.

Und als die Hähne krähten,
Da ward mein Auge wach;
Da war es kalt und finster,
Es schrieen die Raben vom Dach.

Doch an den Fensterscheiben,
Wer mahlte die Blätter da?
Ihr lacht wohl über den Träumer,
Der Blumen im Winter sah?

Ich träumte von Lieb' um Liebe,
Von einer schönen Maid,
Von Herzen und von Küssen,
Von [Wonn']1 und Seligkeit.

Und als die Hähne krähten,
Da ward mein Herze wach;
Nun sitz' ich hier alleine
Und denke dem Traume nach.

Die Augen schließ' ich wieder,
Noch schlägt das Herz so warm.
Wann grünt ihr Blätter am Fenster?
Wann halt' ich [dich, Liebchen,]2 im Arm?


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG ENG ENG FIN FRE FRI HEB HEB ITA KOR SPA SPA

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Confirmed with Gedichte aus den hinterlassenen Papieren eines reisenden Waldhornisten. Herausgegeben von Wilhelm Müller. Zweites Bändchen. Deßau 1824. Bei Christian Georg Ackermann, pages 103-104; and with Urania. Taschenbuch auf das Jahr 1823. Neue Folge, fünfter Jahrgang. Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus. 1823, pages 221-222.

First published in Urania (see above) as no. 11 of Wanderlieder von Wilhelm Müller. Die Winterreise. In 12 Liedern.

1 Schubert: "Wonne"
2 Schubert: "mein Liebchen"

Submitted by Ofer Sheinberg and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Somni de primavera", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Lentedroom", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Arthur Rishi) , "A dream of springtime", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Shula Keller) , "Spring dream", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Leonard Lehrman) , "Spring dream", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (David Paley) , "Dreaming of spring", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Kevätunelmia", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Rêve de printemps", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRI Frisian [singable] (Pieter Wiersma) , "Foarjiersdream", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Ehud Shapiro) , "חלום אביב", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) , "חלום אביב", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Sogno di primavera", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • KOR Korean (한국어/조선말) [singable] (곽명규 Myung-Kew Kwack) , "봄의 꿈", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Carlos Andrés Vega Roca Carlinhos) , "Sueños de primavera", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Saúl Botero Restrepo) , "Sueño de primavera", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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A dream of springtime

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

I dreamt of colorful flowers
Such as bloom in May;
I dreamt of green meadows,
Of merry bird songs.

And when the roosters crowed,
My eyes awoke;
It was cold and dark,
The ravens were shrieking on the roof.

But there on the window panes,
Who painted those leaves?
Do you laugh at the dreamer,
Who saw flowers in winter?

I dreamt of requited love,
Of a beautiful girl,
Of hearts and of kisses,
Of bliss and happiness.

And when the roosters crowed,
My heart awoke.
Now I sit here alone,
And think about my dream.

I shut my eyes again,
My heart still beats warmly.
When will you leaves on the window turn green?
When will I hold my beloved in my arms?


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