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Wenn der Regen durch die Gosse tropft, bei Nacht, du liegst und horchst hinaus, kein Mensch kann ins Haus, du liegst allein, allein: O käm er doch! Da klopft es, klopft, laut -- hörst du? leise, schwach tönt's im Uhrgehäuse nach; dann tritt Totenstille ein.
- by Richard Fedor Leopold Dehmel (1863 - 1920), "Dann", appears in Weib und Welt [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Conrad (Eduard Reinhold) Ansorge (1862 - 1930), "Dann", op. 10 (Acht Lieder für 1 Singstimme mit Pianoforte) no. 7, published 1896 [voice and piano], Berlin, Challier & Co. [text not verified]
- by Artur Schnabel (1882 - 1951), "Dann", op. 11 (Zehn Lieder für eine Singstimme mit Begleitung des Pianoforte), Heft 1 no. 2, published 1902 [voice and piano], Berlin, Verlag Dreililien [text verified 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Puis", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Then", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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This text was added to the website: 2008-07-01
Line count: 8
Word count: 45
When the rain drips through the gutter at night, you lie there and listen to what's going on outside, nobody can enter the house, you lie alone, alone: Oh if he would only come! Then there is a knocking, loud knocking -- do you hear? Quietly, weakly there is a sympathetic vibration in the casing of the clock; then a deathly silence falls.
- Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2011 by Sharon Krebs, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
- a text in German (Deutsch) by Richard Fedor Leopold Dehmel (1863 - 1920), "Dann", appears in Weib und Welt
This text was added to the website: 2011-05-24
Line count: 8
Word count: 62