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Mir träumte von einem Myrtenbaum

Language: German (Deutsch)

Mir träumte von einem Myrtenbaum,
so blühenden hab' ich nie geseh'n.
Die Nacht, die ist vergangen,
der Traum will nicht vergeh'n.
Was soll mir nun mein Sträusslein bunt,
was soll mir nun der Veilchenkranz?
Ich wollt', es wären Myrten,
da führt' er mich zum Tanz.
Zur Kirchen und hernach zum Tanz,
der Himmel wär' mir aufgetan!
Ach, Liebster, holder Liebster,
wie lange steht's noch an?

Translation(s): ENG

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1 myrtle was used for bridal wreathes.

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "I dreamed of a myrtle tree", copyright ©

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:33
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Word count: 65

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I dreamed of a myrtle tree

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

 I dreamed of a myrtle tree
 that was blooming as I have never seen before.
 The night has passed
 but my dream will not dissipate.
 What is this colorful little bouquet to me now?
 What is this wreath of violets to me now?
 I wish it were of myrtle 1
 and that he were leading me to the dance.
 To the church and then to the dance,
 and then Heaven would be open to me!
 Ah, darling, dear darling,
 how long must I still wait?

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914)
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Heinrich, Freiherr von Bach, as Heinrich Molbe, Richard Barth, Carl Bohm, Elise Breiderhoff, née Frey, August Bungert, Alexander von Fielitz, Robert Gund, Heinrich , Freiherr von Herzogenberg, Bernhard Hopffer, Hans Huber, Robert Kahn, Georg Schumann, Felix Semon, Benno Stolzenberg. Go to the text.


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:33
Line count: 12
Word count: 86