by Hermann von Lingg (1820 - 1905)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA SPA
Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer,
Nur wie Schleier liegt mein Kummer
  Zitternd über mir.
Oft im Traume hör' ich dich
Rufen drauß vor [meiner]1 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,]2
Eh' die Drossel singt im Wald:
Willst du [einmal noch mich sehen]3,
  [Komm, o komme bald!]4

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1 Orff: "der"
2 Brahms: "wehn"
3 Brahms: "mich noch einmal sehn"; Hiller, Orff, Pfitzner: "mich noch einmal sehen"
4 Thuille: "Komme bald, o komme, komme bald!"

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • 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


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 14
Word count: 70

My slumber grows ever more peaceful
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
My slumber grows ever more peaceful;
and only like a thin veil now does my anxiety
lie trembling upon me.
Often in my dreams I hear you
calling outside my door;
no one is awake to let you in,
and I wake up and weep bitterly.

Yes, I will have to die;
another will you kiss,
when I am pale and cold.
Before the May breezes blow,
before the thrush sings in the forest:
if you wish to see me once more,
come, o come soon!

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 14
Word count: 86