by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Lau Kanen

Wenn ich auf dem Lager liege
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE SPA
Wenn ich auf dem Lager liege
In Nacht [und Kissen]1 gehüllt,
So schwebt mir vor ein süßes,
Anmutig liebes Bild!

Wenn mir der stille Schlummer
Geschlossen die Augen kaum,
So schleicht [das Bild sich leise]2
Hinein in meinen Traum

[Doch]3 mit dem Traum des Morgens
Zerrinnt es nimmermehr;
Dann trag' ich es im Herzen
Den ganzen Tag umher.

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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine's Sämmtliche Werke, Erster Band: Reisebilder, Dritte Auflage, Philadelphia: Verlag von John Weik, 1856, pages 29-30.

1 omitted by Mendelssohn
2 Lang: "das liebe Bild"
3 Lang: "Und"

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Avondlied", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (David K. Smythe) , "When I lie on the bed", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elisa Rapado) , "Cuando estoy tumbando en el campo", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Avondlied
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Lig ik op mijn bed te rusten,
In nacht [en kussens]1 gehuld,
Dan zweeft mij voor een lieflijk,
Aanvallig, dierbaar beeld!
 
Heeft net de stille sluimer
Gesloten mijn ogen, loom,
Dan sluipt het beeld heel zachtjes
Naar binnen in mijn droom!
 
[Maar]2 met de ochtenddromen
Gaat nooit dat beeld te grond':
Dan draag ik in mijn hart het
De hele dag nog rond.

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1 [...] door Mendelssohn overgeslagen
2 Lang: "En"

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