I see you nightly in my dream

Für die Liebe!

Text by Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)
Set by
Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847), op. 86 no. 4
Robert Alexander Schumann (1810-1856), op. 48 no. 14

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Translated into English by Joseph Massaad 


I see you nightly in my dream
And how friendly you can greet,
Loudly crying I rush and scream
Down to your feet, so sweet.

You look at me with melancholy
And shake your small blond head;
In your eyes all I can see
Are tears like pearl drops, instead.

You utter faintly a secret tone
And hand me a bunch of cypress.
I wake up, the bunch has gone,
And the tone, forgotten, I guess.