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In thy dreams

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

If in thy dreams thou hearest
Raps on the windowpane;
Then shall the wind say:
"Dearest! dearest! 'tis I, 'tis I,
Oh let me in! Thy lover is so shy of thee,
He sends the song, the kiss, by me,
Slumber sweet, darling dear, slumber!"

Dost wonder in thy dreaming
Why shines the light so clear?
Then will the moon bright beaming,
Say: "I, yes, I would enter here!
I come from one who watch doth keep,
And prays for thee while thou'rt asleep;
Slumber sweet darling dear, slumber."

If thro' thy dreams are ringing
Sweet echoes from the vale,
To thee a bird is singing, singing,
'Tis I, 'tis I, the nightingale!
Of love and longing will I sing,
Till dawn to thee good morrow bring,
Slumber sweet, darling dear, slumber!

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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 between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:27

Line count: 21
Word count: 132

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