by Detlev von Liliencron (1844 - 1909)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Wenn sanft du mir im Arme schliefst
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
Wenn sanft du mir im Arme schliefst,
ich deinen Atem hören konnte,
im Traum du meinen Namen riefst,
um deinen Mund ein Lächeln sonnte -
Glückes genug.

Und wenn nach heißem, ernstem Tag
du mir verscheuchtest schwere Sorgen,
wenn ich an deinem Herzen lag
und nicht mehr dachte an ein Morgen -
Glückes genug.

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "When you slept softly in my arms", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Friedrich Karl Grimm) , "Blissfulness"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "C'était du bonheur", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 10
Word count: 54

When you slept softly in my arms
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 When you slept softly in my arms,
 I could hear your breath;
 in a dream, you called my name
 and your mouth beamed a smile -
 that was happiness enough.
 
 And when, after a hot, solemn day
 you chased away my heavy cares -
 when I lay against your heart
 and thought no more of tomorrow -
 that was happiness enough.

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 10
Word count: 62