by Wilhelm Müller (1794 - 1827)
Translation © by Robert Schall

Frühlingstraum
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): AFR CAT DUT ENG ENG ENG FIN FRE FRI HEB HEB ITA KOR SPA SPA
Ich träumte von bunten Blumen,
So wie sie wohl blühen im Mai,
Ich träumte von grünen Wiesen,
Von lustigem Vogelgeschrei.

Und als die Hähne krähten,
Da ward mein Auge wach;
Da war es kalt und finster,
Es schrieen die Raben vom Dach.

Doch an den Fensterscheiben,
Wer mahlte die Blätter da?
Ihr lacht wohl über den Träumer,
Der Blumen im Winter sah?

Ich träumte von Lieb' um Liebe,
Von einer schönen Maid,
Von Herzen und von Küssen,
Von [Wonn']1 und Seligkeit.

Und als die Hähne krähten,
Da ward mein Herze wach;
Nun sitz' ich hier alleine
Und denke dem Traume nach.

Die Augen schließ' ich wieder,
Noch schlägt das Herz so warm.
Wann grünt ihr Blätter am Fenster?
Wann halt' ich [dich, Liebchen,]2 im Arm?

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Confirmed with Gedichte aus den hinterlassenen Papieren eines reisenden Waldhornisten. Herausgegeben von Wilhelm Müller. Zweites Bändchen. Deßau 1824. Bei Christian Georg Ackermann, pages 103-104; and with Urania. Taschenbuch auf das Jahr 1823. Neue Folge, fünfter Jahrgang. Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus. 1823, pages 221-222.

First published in Urania (see above) as no. 11 of Wanderlieder von Wilhelm Müller. Die Winterreise. In 12 Liedern.

1 Schubert: "Wonne"
2 Schubert: "mein Liebchen"

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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):

  • AFR Afrikaans [singable] (Robert Schall) , "Lentedroom", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Somni de primavera", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Lentedroom", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Arthur Rishi) , "A dream of springtime", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Shula Keller) , "Spring dream", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Leonard Lehrman) , "Spring dream", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (David Paley) , "Dreaming of spring", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Kevätunelmia", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Rêve de printemps", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRI Frisian [singable] (Pieter Wiersma) , "Foarjiersdream", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Ehud Shapiro) , "חלום אביב", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) , "חלום אביב", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Sogno di primavera", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • KOR Korean (한국어/조선말) [singable] (곽명규 Myung-Kew Kwack) , "봄의 꿈", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Carlos Andrés Vega Roca Carlinhos) , "Sueños de primavera", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Saúl Botero Restrepo) , "Sueño de primavera", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Ofer Sheinberg , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 24
Word count: 125

Lentedroom
Language: Afrikaans  after the German (Deutsch) 
Ek droom van kleurvolle blomme,
soos ’n blom in die lente moet bloei,
ek droom van welige grasse,
groen en vars, soos grasse moet groei.

En toe die hane gekraai het,
word ek wakker en sien die sneeu;
toe was dit koud en duister,
en eintlik het kraaie geskreeu.

Maar kyk: Die vensters se ruite –
wie skilder die blare daarop?
Seker lag julle oor die dromer
wat hom deur ’n ysblom laat fop.

Ek droom van liefde om liefde,
van ’n meisie mooi en verruk,
van soene en van liefkosings,
van saligheid en van geluk.

En toe die hane gekraai het,
toe ruk my hart tot sy boom;
nou sit ek hier op my eie
en onthou met verlange my droom.

Nou sluit ek weer my oë,
maar die hart, die hart klop nog warm.
Sal die venster se blare ooit groen word?
Lê my liefste ooit weer in my arm?

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This text was added to the website: 2020-03-02
Line count: 24
Word count: 152