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]2 [lag]3,
Ein Stündlein wohl vor Tag,
Sang vor dem Fenster auf dem Baum
Ein Schwälblein mir, [ich]4 hört' es kaum
Ein Stündlein wohl vor Tag:

"Hör an, was ich dir sag'!
Dein Schätzlein ich verklag':
Derweil ich [dieses]2 singen tu',
Herzt [er]5 ein Lieb in guter Ruh,
Ein Stündlein wohl vor Tag."

O weh! nicht weiter sag'!
O still! nichts hören mag!
[Flieg ab, flieg ab]6 von meinem Baum!
-- Ach, Lieb' und Treu' ist wie [ein]7 Traum
Ein Stündlein wohl vor Tag.

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Confirmed with Eduard Mörike, Gedichte, Dramatisches, Erzählendes, Zweite, erweiterte Auflage, Stuttgart: J.G. Cotta'sche Buchhandlung Nachf., 1961, page 31.

1 Deprosse, Distler: "Dieweil"
2 Leberl: "eben"
3 Bellerman: "fand"; further changes may exist not shown above
4 Distler: "man"
5 Rheinberger: "es"
6 Leberl: "Flieg ab"
7 Leberl: "im"

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  • 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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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 15
Word count: 85

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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This text was added to the website: 2013-07-26
Line count: 16
Word count: 65