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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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  • 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 famille royale

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

J'ai rêvé d'une enfant de famille royale;
Elle avait l'œil humide et sa joue était pâle;
Un tilleul nous prêtait son ombrage charmant,
Et tout bas nous parlions, enlacés tendrement.

-- » Sceptre d'or de ton père, éclatante couronne,
« Trône altier qu'à genoux tout un peuple environne,
« Que m'importe! -- palais, courtisans, royauté,
« je ne veux que toi seule, ô ma fleur de beauté!

-- » Je ne puis accomplir ton désir, me dit-elle,
« Car la tombe a reçu ma dépouille mortelle;
« Je ne sors que la nuit du sépulcre noirci. --
« Et je t'aime ardemment, -- c'est pourquoi me voici!

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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 ENG ENG ENG SLN
      • 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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Text added to the website: 2008-04-03 00:00:00.
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