by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875)
Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

Derweil ich schlafend lag
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
[Derweil]1 ich schlafend lag,
Ein Stündlein wohl vor Tag,
Sang vor dem Fenster auf dem Baum
Ein Schwälblein mir, [ich]2 hört es kaum
Ein Stündlein wohl vor Tag.

"Hör an, was ich dir sag',
Dein Schätzlein ich verklag':
Derweil ich dieses singen tu',
Herzt [er]3 ein Lieb in guter Ruh,
Ein Stündlein wohl vor Tag."

O weh! nicht weiter sag'!
O still! nichts hören mag!
Flieg ab, flieg ab von meinem Baum!
Ach, Lieb' und Treu' ist wie ein Traum
Ein Stündlein wohl vor Tag.

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1 Deprosse, Distler: "Dieweil"
2 Distler: "man"
3 Rheinberger: "es"

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Wijtse Rodenburg) , "Terwijl ik nog in bed lag", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "An hour before daybreak", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "Une petite heure juste avant le jour", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Stavo a dormire ancora", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Stavo a dormire ancora
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Mancava al giorno un'ora
Stavo a dormire ancora
mancava al giorno un'ora,
che mi sembrò sentire
un uccello cantare,
mancava al giorno un'ora.

"Ascolta ciò che dico,
accusando il tuo amico:
mentre io sto cantando
un'altra sta abbracciando
e manca al giorno un'ora"

Ahimè! Altro non dire!
Taci! Non voglio sentire!
Via dal mio albero vola, 
amore fedele è un sogno,
quando è giorno, scompare.

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Text added to the website: 2013-07-26 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:16
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