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Ich träume so leise von Dir

Language: German (Deutsch)

Immer kommen am Morgen schmerzliche Farben,
Die sind wie deine Seele.

O, ich muß an dich denken,
Und überall blühen so traurige Augen.

Und ich habe dir doch von großen Sternen erzählt,
Aber du hast zur Erde gesehn.

Nächte wachsen aus meinem Kopf,
Ich weiß nicht wo ich hin soll.

Ich träume so leise von dir,
Weiß hängt die Seide schon über meinen Augen.

Warum hast du nicht um mich
Die Erde gelassen -- sage?

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , title 1: "I dream so quietly of you", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Je rêve si doucement de toi", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2007-05-13.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:22
Line count: 12
Word count: 74

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I dream so quietly of you

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Always in morning come the pain-filled colors,
that are like your soul.

O, I must think of you,
And over all bloom such sad eyes.

And I have told you of the great stars,
but you saw only the earth.

Nights awaken in my thoughts,
I know not where I shall be.

I dream so quietly of you,
White hangs the silk already over my eyes.

Why did you not put aside the earth
for me -- say?

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Else Lasker-Schüler (1869 - 1945), "Ich träume so leise von Dir", from Die Gesammelten Gedichte, first published 1917 FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Gary Bachlund, Wilhelm Rettich, René Staar. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2009-03-12.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:10
Line count: 12
Word count: 77