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Language: Swedish (Svenska)

Tröttad lade jag mig ned på bädden,
Att i sömnen glömma sorg och saknad,
Men en dröm sig smög till hufvudgärden1,
Hviskande uti mitt öra detta:
"Vakna, hon är här, den sköna flickan,
Blicka upp, att hennes kyss emotta!"
Och jag slår med glädje upp mitt öga.
Hvar är drömmen? Som en rök försvunnen.
Hvar är flickan? Bortom land och sjöar.
Hvar är kyssen? Ack, blott i min längtan.

Translation(s): ENG FIN FRE

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1 modern spelling: "huvudgården"

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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "The dream", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Uni", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Un rêve", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:48

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Word count: 69

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Language: Finnish (Suomi) after the Swedish (Svenska)

Väsyneenä kävin levolle vuoteeseeni
unohtaakseni unessa suruni ja kaipaukseni;
mutta eräs tietty uni hiipi tyynylleni
ja kuiskasi korvaani näin:
"Herää, hän on täällä, se tyttö-kulta;
katso ylös, ja ota vastaan hänen suudelmansa!"
Ja täynnä iloa avaan silmäni:
Missä se uni on? Haihtui ilmaan kuin savu.
Missä se tyttö on? Poissa maiden ja merten takana.
Missä se suukko on? Voi, vain minun haaveissani.

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Text added to the website: 2010-01-10 00:00:00.

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