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Schon streckt' ich aus im Bett die müden...

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Italian (Italiano)

Schon streckt' ich aus im Bett die müden Glieder,
Da tritt dein Bildnis vor mich hin, du Traute.
Gleich spring ich auf, fahr' in die Schuhe wieder
Und wandre durch die Stadt mit meiner Laute.
Ich sing' und spiele, daß die Straße schallt;
So manche lauscht - vorüber bin ich bald.
So manches Mädchen hat mein Lied gerührt,
Indes der Wind schon Sang und Klang entführt.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Donna Bareket) , title 1: "I had already stretched out my weary limbs in bed", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Fran├žais) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-12-30.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:02
Line count: 8
Word count: 66

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I had already stretched out my weary limbs in bed

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

I had already stretched out my weary limbs in bed,
When you appeared to me, my love.
Straight up I jump, slip on my shoes again
And wander through the town with my lute.
I sing and play and make the street resound;
So many women listen - I'm quickly past.
So many girls are moved by my song,
When the wind has borne song and sound away.

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Text added to the website: 2003-12-30.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:02
Line count: 8
Word count: 68