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Derweil ich schlafend lag

Language: German (Deutsch)

[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.



Translation(s): ENG DUT FRE ITA

View original text (without footnotes)
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, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "An hour before daybreak", copyright ©
    * DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Wijtse Rodenburg) , title 1: "Terwijl ik nog in bed lag", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Fran├žais) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , title 1: "Une petite heure juste avant le jour", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Stavo a dormire ancora", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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