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Ich hab die Nacht geträumet

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich hab die Nacht geträumet
Wohl einen schweren Traum;
Es wuchs in meinem Garten
Ein Rosmarinenbaum.

Ein Kirchhof war der Garten,
Ein Blumenbeet das Grab,
Und von dem grünen Baume
Fiel Kron' und Blüte ab.

Die Blüten tät ich sammeln
In einen goldenen Krug;
Der fiel mir aus den Händen,
Daß er in [Stücke zerschlug]1.

D'raus sah ich Perlen rinnen
Und Tröpflein rosenrot.
Was mag der Traum bedeuten?
Ach Liebster, bist du tot?

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE FRE

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1 J. van Eijken: "Stücken schlug"

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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)

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:55
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Word count: 73

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Cette nuit j'ai rêvé

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

Cette nuit j'ai rêvé,
Un bien triste rêve ;
Dans mon jardin
Poussait un romarin.

Le jardin était un cimetière,
La tombe une plate-bande.
Et de l'arbre vert
Tombaient couronne et fleurs.

J'ai ramassé les fleurs
Dans une cruche d'or ;
Elle m'est tombée des mains
Et s'est brisée en morceaux.

Je vis en sortir des perles
Et des petites gouttes roses.
Que peut signifier mon rêve ?
Ah bien-aimé, es-tu mort ?

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  • a text in German (Deutsch) from Volkslieder (Folksongs) , first published 1855 DUT ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Carl Banck, J. Bandisch, Emil Bohn, Johannes Brahms, Karl Anton Florian Eckert, Jan Albert van Eijken, Carl Georg Peter Grädener, Carl von Grote, Gustav Hecht, George Henschel, Ernst Isler, Théodore Kahle, Albert Levinsohn, Julius Joseph Maier, George W. Marston, Max Stange, Adolf Völckerling, Nicolai von Wilm, Erich J. Wolff, Felix von Woyrsch. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2011-06-22.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:26
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Word count: 73