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Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer

Language: German (Deutsch)

Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer,
Nur wie Schleier liegt mein Kummer
  Zitternd über mir.
Oft im Traume hör' ich dich
Rufen drauß vor meiner Tür:
Niemand wacht und öffnet dir,
  Ich erwach' und weine bitterlich.

Ja, ich werde sterben müssen,
Eine Andre wirst du küssen,
  Wenn ich bleich und kalt.
Eh' die Maienlüfte wehen,
Eh' die Drossel singt im Wald:
Willst du einmal noch mich sehen,
  Komm, o komme bald!

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA SPA

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "My slumber grows ever more peaceful", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Chanson", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Il mio sonno diventa sempre più leggero", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (unknown or anonymous translator) , "Mi reposo se hace más y más quedo", written 2009

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:39
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Word count: 70

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

Mon sommeil est de plus en plus léger,
Seul au-dessus de moi s'étend
   Le voile tremblant de mon inquiétude.
Dans mes rêves, je t'entends souvent 
Appeler dehors devant ma porte :
Personne n'est éveillé pour t'ouvrir,
   Alors je me réveille et pleure amèrement.

Oui, il me faudra mourir,
Tu en embrasseras un autre,
   Quand je serai blême et froid.
Avant que ne soufflent les brises de mai,
Avant que ne chante la grive dans la forêt :
Si tu veux encore une fois me voir,
   Viens, ô viens vite !

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Hermann von Lingg (1820 - 1905), "Lied", from Gedichte, Stuttgart and Augsburg, first published 1857 DUT ENG ITA SPA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Wilhelm Reinhard Berger, Wenzel Theodor Bradsky, Johannes Brahms, Otto Dorn, Robert Emmerich, Pauline von Erdmannsdörfer-Fichtner, Ludwig von Erlanger, Jakob Fischer, Gustav Hasse, Eduard Hille, Ferdinand von Hiller, Franz von Holstein, Robert von Hornstein, Wilhelm Kienzl, Ferdinand von Liliencron, Carl Orff, Hans Erich Pfitzner, Rudolph, Freiherr von Procházka, Louis Victor Franz Saar, Hans Schmitt, Richard Georg Strauss, Joseph Sulzer, Ludwig Wilhelm Andreas Maria Thuille, Nicolai von Wilm, Alexander Winterberger, Franz Wüllner, Erich Zeisl. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2012-06-05.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:56
Line count: 14
Word count: 90