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Morgens steh' ich auf und frage

Language: German (Deutsch)

Morgens steh' ich auf und frage:
Kommt feins Liebchen heut?
Abends sink' ich hin und klage:
Aus blieb sie auch heut.
In der Nacht mit meinem Kummer
lieg' ich schlaflos, [wach]1;
träumend, wie im halben Schlummer,
träumend wandle ich bei Tag.


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1 Schumann: "lieg ich wach"

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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 © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "'s Morgens sta ik op en vraag ik", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Every morning I awake and ask", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "La mattina mi sveglio e domando", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Le matin je me lève et me demande

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

Le matin je me lève et me demande :
Ma bonne amie viendra‑t‑elle aujourd'hui ?
Le soir je me couche et je me plains :
Aujourd'hui encore, elle est restée dehors.

Durant la nuit, avec mon chagrin
Je suis couché, sans sommeil, [éveillé]1 ;
En rêvant, comme en un demi‑sommeil,
En rêvant, je déambule tout le jour.

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1 Schumann: "sans dormir"


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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Buch der Lieder, in Junge Leiden, in Lieder, no. 1 CAT DUT ENG ENG ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Arshak Andriasov, Elof Benktander, Günter Bialas, János Bókay, Victor Boos von Waldeck, Leon Carolus Bouman, Gerard Bunk, Paul Claussnitzer, Cornelius Hendrick Coster, Leslie Crabtree, Johann Dietz, Gustav Eggers, Arthur Egidi, Jacob Ekström, Catharinus Elling, Rachel van Embden, Erich van Ennes, Richard Farber, Zdenko Antonín Václav Fibich, Carl Theodor Flodin, Robert Franz, Jan Karol Gall, Heinrich Gelhaar, Henri Hartog, Eduard Hecht, Lennart Hedwall, Henrik Hennings, Hedwig Hertz, Caspar René Hirschfeld, William Noel Johnson, Walter Edmond von Kalinowsky, Adolf Fredrik Lindblad, Franz Liszt, Charles Fonteyn Manney, Fritz Marcks, Karl Guido Nakonz, H. Neupert, K. G. Ochsner, Jakob Rosenhain, Robert Schumann, M. Spiro, George Sturm. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2008-04-10 00:00:00.

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