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Athwart the bed

Language: English after the Chinese (中文)

Athwart the bed
I watch the moonbeams cast a trail
So bright, so cold, so frail.
That for a space it gleams
Like hoar-frost on the margin of my dreams.
I raise my head, --
The splendid moon I see:
Then droop my head,
And sink to dreams of thee --
My Fatherland, of thee!

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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)

Settings in other languages or adaptations:

  • Also set in Finnish (Suomi), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ENG SLN GER FRE by Seppo Nummi.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Hans Heilmann (1859 - 1930) , title 1: "In der Herberge" ENG SLN FIN FRE by Othmar Schoeck.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Otto Hauser (1876 - 1944) , title 1: "In stiller Nacht", published 1906 ENG SLN FIN FRE by Josef Eduard Ploner.
  • Also set in Slovenian (Slovenščina), a translation by Oton Župančič (1878 - 1949) , title unknown, copyright © ENG GER FIN FRE by Anton Lajovic.
  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ENG SLN GER FIN by Jean-Robert Blanc.

Text added to the website: 2008-07-05.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:46
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