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Von schön Sicilien war mein Traum

Language: German

Von schön Sicilien war mein Traum, 
in Blüthen strahlt der Hag!
Wir sassen unter'm Citronenbaum 
und kosten Tag für Tag.

Erwachend umgab mich des Nordens Land,
ein einsam Grab lag dort am Meer,
der Sturmwind rüttelt das Epheuband
das einst ich geflochten lange her!



Translation(s): ENG DUT

Submitted by Hanne-Joost Peeters

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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 [singable] (Helen D. Tretbar) , title 1: "I dream'd I was in Sicily"
    * DUT Dutch [singable] (Jos. Van de Vijver) , title 1: "Van 't schoon Sicilje was mijn droom"

Text added to the website: 2009-02-15.

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I dream'd I was in Sicily

Language: English

I dream'd I was in Sicily
All sky and hills and flowers
We sat us under a citron tree
And courtes hours and hours.

I woke in the dunes of a bleak northland,
Along a lonely grave in the snow,
The salt wind rattled the ivy band
I'd tied at the headstone long ago.



From the Van der Stucken score

Submitted by Hanne-Joost Peeters

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Based on

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

    [ None yet in the database ]


Text added to the website: 2009-02-15.