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Sie weiß es nicht, wie ich mich wiege

Language: German (Deutsch)

Sie weiß es nicht, wie ich mich wiege 
In Träumen von ihr, 
Und auf der Sehnsucht Schwingen fliege 
Wachend zu ihr, 
Und wie ich immer flüstre und kose
Und rede mit ihr, 
Und stehenbleibe vor jeder Rose, 
Als stünd' ich vor ihr; 
Wie all mein Sehnen, mein Verlangen 
Strebet nach ihr, 
Und alles mir ist aufgegangen 
Einzig in ihr.

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by John H. Campbell


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):

  • ENG English (John H. Campbell) , title 1: "She knows it not", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:34
Line count: 12
Word count: 59

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She knows it not

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

She knows it not, as I sway,
in reverie of her,
and because of that longing soar,
waking, to her,
and as always I whisper and caress
and talk to her,
and remain standing before each rose,
as though I stood before her;
as all my longing, my desire
strive after her,
and everything in me is bound up
only in her.

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With some corrections and changes to the translation suggested by John W. Grubbs


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by John H. Campbell, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:34
Line count: 12
Word count: 62