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Ich hab' im Traum geweinet

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich hab' im [Traum]1 geweinet,
Mir träumte, du lägest im Grab.
Ich wachte auf, und die Träne 
Floß noch von der Wange herab.

Ich hab' im Traum geweinet,
Mir träumt', du verließest mich.
Ich wachte auf, und ich weinte
Noch lange bitterlich.

Ich hab' im Traum geweinet,
Mir träumte, du [wär'st mir noch]2 gut.
Ich wachte auf, und noch immer
Strömt meine Tränenflut.


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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 159.

1 Franz: "Traume", passim.
2 Loewe: "bliebest mir"

Submitted by René Slot and Pierre Mathé [Guest Editor]


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

This text (or a part of it) is used in a work

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "He plorat en somnis", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Jan Rot) , "Ik droomde dat je dood was", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Al dromend moest ik huilen", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Paul Hindemith) , "I wept in my dream", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, appears in Intermezzo lyrique, no. 55, first published 1827
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Effimia Gianniou) , "Έκλαψα στο όνειρό μου", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Assaf Levitin) (Michal Levitin) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Ho pianto in sogno", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Wilson Hidalgo) , "He llorado en sueños", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2016-12-02 21:18:46

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I wept in my dream

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

I wept in my dream -
I dreamed you lay in a grave.
I awoke, and my tears
Still flowed down my cheeks.

I wept in my dream -
I dreamed you had abandoned me.
I awoke and I cried
Bitterly for a long while.

I wept in my dream -
I dreamed you were still good to me.
I awoke, and still
Streams my flood of tears.

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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Buch der Lieder, in Lyrisches Intermezzo, no. 55 CAT DUT DUT FIN FRE FRE FRE GRE HEB IRI ITA RUS SPA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Friedrich Angermann, Nikolai Vasil'yevich Artsybushev, Algernon Bennet Langton Ashton, Ferdinand Gottfried Baake, Welbore St. Clair Baddeley, P. Bade-Wiméz, Charles Ainslie Barry, Charlotte Bauer, Otto Baustian, François Becker, Carl Bernhard Bischoff, Hermann Bischoff, Franz Blumenberg, Albrecht Blumenstengel, Jacques Blumenthal, Sophie Bohrer, János Bókay, Gustav Brah-Müller, F. Brandenburg, Louis Brandt, Ingeborg Bronsart von Schellendorf, Friedrich Ernst Char, Carl Cobelli, H. Crüger, César Antonovich Cui, Eugen Degele, G. A. Demidov, Hermann von Durra, Otto Johann Anton Dütsch, Jules Egghard, Elchowsky, Don Forsythe, Robert Franz, Constantin Frenkel, H. Fuchs, Fr. Gatterburg, Heinrich Gelhaar, Georg Eduard Goltermann, Carl Georg Peter Grädener, Ludwig Grünberger, J. Ch. W. Hahn, William Gardiner Hammond, Paul Hassenstein, M. Hauschild, A. R. Hellmann, Henrik Hennings, Fr. H. Hering, Hermann Hesse, Johann Heuchemer, Eduard Hille, Alwin Höffer, Emil Adolf Hoffmann, Ferdinand Hummel, Joseph Joachim, William Noel Johnson, Alberto Jonas, Wilhelm Killmayer, Fr. Fr. G. Kirchhof, Victor Klaus, Erland von Koch, William Komaiko, Marie Henriette König, Emil Krause, Hans Kretzschmer, Krimov, Wenzel Josef Krug-Waldsee, P. G. Kulikowskii, Franz Paul Lachner, Benjamin Lambord, Julius Lammers, Otto Lange, Engelbert Lanz, Eduard Lassen, Reinbert de Leeuw, A. E. Leipoldt, K. Leszinsky, F. X. Lieb, F. G. Liebing, Nikolai Nikolaievich Lodyschensky, Johann Karl Gottfried Loewe, Valentin Alekseyevich Makarov, Friederike Malinska, Julius Matthes, A. Meyer, S. Morosov, Eduard Frantsevich Nápravník, Heinrich Neeb, Victor Ernst Nessler, Nikober, Ofrossipov, M. W. Palmira, Benjamin Robert Papperitz, Paufler, Hermann Theobald Petschke, Gottfried Preyer, Joachim Raff, Friedrich August Reissiger, Franz Ries, Ludwig Rochlitzer, Martin Roeder, Carl Rudisch, Adolf Schimon, Henry Schlesinger, Georg Aloys Schmitt, W. E. Scholtz, Louis Schubert, Wilhelm Schulthes, Robert Schumann, Franz Joseph Schütky, Robert Schwalm, Marie L. Shedlock, A. Simon, Charles Sinzig, Johan August Söderman, Wilhelm Speidel, Charlotte Sporleder, F. Sprenkel, Friedrich Wilhelm Stade, Johann Hugo Christian Ludwig Herkules Staehle, Wilhelm Steifensand, Julius Stern, Oscar Strasnoy, Adam Struth, Sigismund Thalberg, Otto Tiehsen, Heinrich Triest, J. Trousselle, Philipp Carl Tuczek, Albert Ulrich, Friedrich Julius Urban, Charles Voss, William Vincent Wallace, Ludwig Wambold, Carl Weinwurm, Attila Cornelius Zoller. Go to the text.


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