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Über meinen Nächten

Language: German (Deutsch)

Über meinen Nächten 
Träumt ein leiser, goldner Klang; 
Scheues Flüstern in den Halmen, 
Dunkles Rauschen fremder Palmen, 
Halbverwehter Liebes sang. 

Über meinen Nächten 
Glühn und leuchten grosse Sterne, 
Sonnenhaft aus tiefen Blau, 
Deine Augen, schöne Frau, 
Grüßen mich aus weiter Ferne. 

Über meinen Nächten 
Weint ein unvergessnes Weh: 
Dass ich deine Lieben Reinheit, 
Deiner Locken Glanz und Feinheit 
Niemals widerseh'.

Translation(s): FRE

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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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Au-dessus de mes nuits", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-06-03.
Last modified: 2016-10-28 16:17:58
Line count: 15
Word count: 60

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Au‑dessus de mes nuits

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

Au-dessus de mes nuits
Passe en rêve un doux son doré ;
De timides chuchotements dans l'herbe,
De sombres murmures de palmiers étranges,
Un chant d'amour à moitié emporté.

Au-dessus de mes nuits
De grandes étoiles luisent et brillent,
Comme des soleils du bleu profond,
Tes yeux, femme magnifique,
Me saluent depuis le lointain.

Au-dessus de mes nuits
Pleure une douleur inoubliée :
Que la pureté de ton amour,
L'éclat et la délicatesse de tes boucles,
Je ne les verrai plus jamais.

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Text added to the website: 2011-06-08.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:25
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Word count: 82