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Lied

Language: German

Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer,
Nur wie Schleier liegt mein Kummer
  Zitternd über mir.
Oft im Traume hör' ich dich
Rufen drauß vor [meiner]1 Tür:
Niemand wacht und öffnet dir,
  Ich erwach' und weine bitterlich.

Ja, ich werde sterben müssen,
Eine Andre wirst du küssen,
  Wenn ich bleich und kalt.
Eh' die Maienlüfte [wehen,]2
Eh' die Drossel singt im Wald:
Willst du [einmal noch mich sehen]3,
  [Komm, o komme bald!]4



Translation(s): ENG SPA ITA FRE

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1 Orff: "der"
2 Brahms: "wehn"
3 Brahms: "mich noch einmal sehn"; Hiller, Orff, Pfitzner: "mich noch einmal sehen"
4 Thuille: "Komme bald, o komme, komme bald!"

Authorship

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, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "My slumber grows ever more peaceful", copyright ©
    * SPA Spanish (unknown or anonymous translator) , "Mi reposo se hace más y más quedo", 2009
    * ITA Italian (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Il mio sonno diventa sempre più leggero", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Pierre Mathé) , "Chanson", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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