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Mir träumte: traurig schaute der Mond

Language: German (Deutsch)

Mir träumte: traurig [schaute]1 der Mond,
Und traurig schienen die Sterne;
Es trug mich zur Stadt, wo Liebchen wohnt,
Viel hundert Meilen ferne.

Es hat mich zu ihrem Hause geführt,
Ich küßte die Steine der Treppe,
Die oft ihr kleiner Fuß berührt
Und ihres Kleides Schleppe.

Die Nacht war lang, die Nacht war kalt,
Es waren so kalt die Steine;
Es [lugt']2 aus dem Fenster die blasse Gestalt,
Beleuchtet vom Mondenscheine!

Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE UKR

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1 von Erlanger: "schien"
2 von Erlanger: "luch" ?

Submitted by Jeroen Scholten


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 English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist FRE UKR by Bertram Luard-Selby.
  • Also set in Ukrainian (Українська), a translation by G. Grinevich (1900 - ?) ENG FRE ENG by Borys Mykolayovych Lyatoshynsky.

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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J'étais en rêve: la lune avait un regard triste

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

J'étais en rêve: la lune avait un regard triste,
Et tristes semblaient les étoiles;
Il me porta à la ville où ma bien-aimée vit,
Éloignée de plusieurs centaines de milles.

Il m'a conduit à sa maison,
J'ai embrassé les pierres de son escalier,
Souvent touchées de son petit pied
Et de la traîne de son vêtement.

La nuit était longue, la nuit était froide,
Les pierres aussi étaient froides.
On voyait par la fenêtre sa silhouette pâle
Illuminée par le clair de lune!

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Buch der Lieder, in Die Heimkehr, no. 26 ENG ENG UKR
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Heinrich, Freiherr von Bach, as Heinrich Molbe, Alban Maria Johannes Berg, Gerard Bunk, Ludwig von Erlanger, Gustav Heinrich Graben-Hoffmann, Ferdinand Gumbert, Franz Paul Lachner, A. Mark, Heinrich Seligmann, Oliver P. H. Smith, Korstiaan Stougie, Johann Vesque von Püttlingen, Julius Weismann. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2009-04-01.
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