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He came and sat by my side

Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)

He came and sat by my side
but I woke not.
What a cursed sleep it was, 
O miserable me!

He came when the night was still; 
he had his harp in his hands,
and my dreams became resonant with its melodies.

Alas, why are my nights all thus lost? 
Ah, why do I ever miss his sight 
whose breath touches my sleep?


Translation(s): DUT FRE GER GER ITA

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship


Based on

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, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in Dutch (Nederlands), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG FRE GER ITA ; composed by Hans Schouwman.
  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by André Gide (1869 - 1951) , no title, appears in Gitanjali (L'Offrande lyrique), first published 1914 ENG GER ITA ; composed by Gary Bachlund, Jean-Émile-Paul Cras.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG FRE ITA ; composed by Johann Móry.
  • Also set in Italian (Italiano), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG FRE GER ; composed by Franco Alfano.

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

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2004-01-17 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-23 16:30:07

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Venne e mi sedette accanto

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the English

Venne e mi sedette accanto,
ma non mi svegliai.
Ah! Che sogno maledetto fu quello!

Venne nella notte silenziosa.
In man teneva l'arpa
e i miei sogni risuonarono di quella melodia.

Ah! Perché tutte le mie notti son sprecate?
Perché non poss'io vedere Colui
che col suo respiro tocca il mio sonno?


Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani

Authorship


Based on
  • a text in English by Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941), no title, appears in Gitanjali, no. 26, first published 1912 ENG FRE GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Giannis Konstantinidis, Landon Ronald, Sir, Margaret Lucy Wilkins. Go to the text.

Based on

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


Text added to the website: 2008-07-14 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:48

Line count: 9
Word count: 52