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Traum der eig'nen Tage

Language: German (Deutsch)

Traum der eig'nen Tage,
  Die nun ferne sind,
Tochter meiner Tochter,
  Du mein süßes Kind,
Nimm, bevor die Müde
  Deckt das Leichentuch,
Nimm ins frische Leben
  Meinen Segensspruch. 

Siehst mich grau von Haaren,
  Abgezehrt und bleich,
Bin, wie du, gewesen
  Jung und wonnereich,
Liebte, so wie du [liebest]1,
  Ward, wie du, auch Braut,
Und auch du wirst altern,
  So wie ich ergraut. 
 
Laß die Zeit im Fluge
  Wandeln fort und fort,
Nur beständig wahre
  Deines Busens Hort;
Hab' ich's einst gesprochen,
  Nehm' ich's nicht zurück:
Glück ist nur die Liebe,
  Liebe nur ist Glück. 
 
Als ich, den ich liebte,
  In das Grab gelegt,
Hab' ich meine Liebe
  Treu in mir gehegt;
War mein Herz gebrochen,
  Blieb mir fest der Muth,
Und des Alters Asche
  Wahrt die heil'ge Gluth. 
 
Nimm, bevor die Müde
  Deckt das Leichentuch,
Nimm ins frische Leben
  Meinen Segensspruch:
Muß das Herz dir brechen,
  Bleibe fest dein Muth,
Sei der Schmerz der Liebe
  Dann dein höchstes Gut.


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Adelbert von Chamisso, Neunzehnte Auflage (19th edition), Berlin, Weidmannsche Buchhandlung, 1869, pages 16-17.

Modernized spelling would change "Muth" to "Mut" and "Gluth" to "Glut"
1 Loewe: "liebst"

Submitted by John Versmoren

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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)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , no title, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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