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Am See

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es starrt die alte Weide
So trübe in den See, 
Die dunkle Flut erzählt ihr
Ein Märchen voll dunklem Weh: 

Es hatten zwei geschlossen
In Liebe einen Bund,
Nun liegen sie umschlungen
Tief in dem kühlen Grund.  

Er mußte hinaus, als der Himmel
In schweren Wolken hing,  -- 
Da er nicht wiederkehrte,
Die Maid ihn suchen ging.

Confirmed with Über Land und Meer: allgemeine illustrierte Zeitung, Stuttgart: Deutsche-Verlags-Anstalt, Band 54, issue no. 41, 1885, page 909.

Submitted by Melanie Trumbull


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