by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Paul Hindemith

Allnächtlich im Traume seh' ich dich
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT DUT ENG FIN FRE GRE HEB ITA SPA
Allnächtlich im Traume seh' ich dich
Und sehe dich freundlich grüßen,
Und laut aufweinend stürz' ich mich
Zu deinen süßen Füßen.

Du [siehst]1 mich an wehmütiglich
Und schüttelst das blonde Köpfchen;
Aus deinen Augen schleichen sich  
Die Perlentränentröpfchen.

Du [sagst]2 mir heimlich ein leises Wort
Und gibst mir den Strauß von Zypressen.
Ich wache auf, und der Strauß ist fort,
[Und das]3 Wort hab' ich vergessen.

S. Sciarrino sets last two lines only

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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 160.

1 Schumann: "siehest"
2 Franz: "sagest"
3 Mendelssohn, Schumann: "Und 's"

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Totes les nits et veig en somnis", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Jan Rot) , "Waar ben ik? Een kelder. Daar brandt licht!", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Paul Hindemith) , "Nightly I see you in my dreaming", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, appears in Intermezzo lyrique, no. 56, first published 1827
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Effimia Gianniou) , "Κάθε νύχτα, σε βλέπω σε όνειρο", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Assaf Levitin) (Michal Levitin) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Tutte le notti in sogno", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Wilson Hidalgo) , "Todas las noches te veo en sueños", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website: 2003-10-13 00:00:00
Last modified: 2016-12-02 21:20:28
Line count: 12
Word count: 66

Nightly I see you in my dreaming
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 Nightly I see you in my dreams
 And I see you greet me, friendly,
 And crying out loudly, I throw myself
 At your sweet feet.

 You look at me sorrowfully
 And shake your dear, blond head;
 From your eyes sneak forth
 The pearly teardrops.

 You say a soft word to me secretly,
 And give me a branch of the cypress;
 I awake, and the branch is gone,
 And I have forgotten the word.

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Text added to the website: 2003-10-13 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:56
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Word count: 74