Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Laßt mich ruhen, laßt mich träumen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Laßt mich ruhen, laßt mich träumen,
Wo die Abendwinde linde
Säuseln in den Blütenbäumen,
Wo der Nachtigallen 
Lieder wieder 
In der Zweige Dämmrung schallen!

Wie des Mondes Silberhelle
Auf des Baches dunkler Welle,
Spielt in dieser lichten Stunde
Auf des [Weges]1 dunklem Grunde
Der vergangnen Tage 
Freud' und Klage.
Der Erinnrung Lust und Schmerzen
Flimmern auf in meinem Herzen -

Laßt mich ruhen, laßt mich träumen
Bei der Nachtigallen Sange
Unter vollen Blütenbäumen
Lange -- lange!

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Confirmed with Hoffmann's von Fallersleben Gesammelte Werke; Erster Band : Lyrische Gedichte: Dichterleben, Liebesleben, Berlin, F. Fontane, 1890, p. 77

1 Liszt: "Lebens"


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

  • ENG English [singable] (Charles Fonteyn Manney) , "Let me linger", first published 1911
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Last modified: 2016-09-13 17:13:18
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Let me rest, let me dream
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Let me rest, let me dream
Where the evening breezes gently
Rustle in the blossoming trees,
Where the nightingales’
Songs again
Ring out in the twilight of the branches!
Just as the silvery brightness of the moon
Plays upon the dark waves of the brook,
In this bright hour
Upon [the pathway’s]1 dark ground
Of bygone days play
Delight and lamentation.
The joy and pain of remembrance
Flare up in my heart -
Let me rest, let me dream
To the singing of the nightingales
Under luxuriant blossoming trees,
A long time -- a long time!

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Translated titles:
"Laßt mich ruhen, laßt mich träumen" = "Let me rest, let me dream"
"Laßt mich ruhen" = "Let me rest"
"Abendfrieden" = "Evening Peace"
1 Liszt: "life's"


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Text added to the website: 2015-12-13 00:00:00
Last modified: 2015-12-13 21:57:58
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