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Mir träumte wieder der alte Traum

Language: German (Deutsch)

Mir träumte wieder der alte Traum:
Es war eine Nacht im Maie,
Wir saßen unter dem Lindenbaum,
Und schwuren uns ewige Treue.

Das war ein Schwören und Schwören aufs neu,
Ein Kichern, ein Kosen, ein Küssen;
Daß ich gedenk des Schwures sei,
Hast du in die Hand mich gebissen.

O Liebchen mit den Äuglein klar!
O Liebchen schön und bissig!
Das Schwören in der Ordnung war,
Das Beißen war überflüssig.

Translation(s): FRE FRE POR

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About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 156.

Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani and Pierre Mathé [Guest Editor]


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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Text added to the website: 2007-06-07 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2016-12-02 21:16:26

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Nuit de mai; toujours l'ancien rêve

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

Nuit de mai; toujours l'ancien rêve,
Sous un tilleul, couple écarté,
Nous nous jurions fidélité :
Tu jurais, tu jurais sans trêve.

C'était un bonheur surhumain;
Baisers, serments, foi sans partage;
Pour m'en laisser un témoignage,
En passant tu mordis ma main.

Piquante enfant dont je salue
Les beaux yeux, les dents sans défaut
Tes serments étaient comme il faut,
Ta morsure était superflue.

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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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)

    [ None yet in the database ]

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

Last modified: 2014-08-20 15:12:10

Line count: 12
Word count: 64