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He came and sat by my side

Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)

He came and sat by my side
but I woke not.
What a cursed sleep it was, 
O miserable me!

He came when the night was still; 
he had his harp in his hands,
and my dreams became resonant with its melodies.

Alas, why are my nights all thus lost? 
Ah, why do I ever miss his sight 
whose breath touches my sleep?


Translation(s): DUT FRE GER GER ITA

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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:

  • Also set in French (Fran├žais), a translation by André Gide (1869 - 1951) , no title, from Gitanjali (L'Offrande lyrique), published 1914 ENG ITA GER DUT GER by Jean-Émile-Paul Cras, Gary Bachlund.
  • Also set in Italian (Italiano), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ENG FRE GER DUT GER by Franco Alfano.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ENG ITA FRE DUT by Johann Móry.
  • Also set in Dutch (Nederlands), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ENG ITA FRE GER GER by Hans Schouwman.

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

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title unknown, copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2004-01-17.
Last modified: 2014-06-23 16:30:07
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