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Mir träumte einst ein schöner Traum

Language: German (Deutsch)

Mir träumte einst ein schöner Traum:
Mich liebte eine blonde Maid;
Es war am grünen Waldesraum,
Es war zur warmen Frühlingszeit:

Die Knospe sprang, der Waldbach schwoll,
Fern aus dem Dorfe scholl Geläut - 
Wir waren ganzer Wonne voll,
Versunken ganz in Seligkeit.

Und schöner noch als einst im Traum
Begab es sich in Wirklichkeit --
Es war am grünen Waldesraum,
Es war zur warmen Frühlingszeit:

Der Waldbach schwoll, die Knospe sprang,
Geläut erscholl vom Dorfe her --
Ich hielt dich fest, ich hielt dich lang --
Und lasse dich nun nimmermehr!

O, frühlingsgrüner Waldesraum!
Du lebst in mir durch alle Zeit --
Dort ward die Wirklichkeit zum Traum,
Dort ward der Traum zur Wirklichkeit!

Translation(s): CAT ENG FRE NOR SPA

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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)

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Peter Low) , "I once had a beautiful dream", copyright © 2002, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Un rêve", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Juan Henríquez Concepción) , "Un sueño", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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