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Liederkreis [23 Lieder]

Word count: 78

Song Cycle by August von Othegraven (1864 - 1946)

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19. Ach, ich sehne mich nach Tränen [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Ah, je voudrais pleurer", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Ach, ich sehne mich nach Tränen,
Liebestränen, schmerzenmild,
Und ich fürchte, dieses Sehnen
Wird am Ende noch erfüllt.

Ach, der Liebe süßes Elend
Und der Liebe bittre Lust
Schleicht sich wieder, himmlisch quälend,
In die kaum genes'ne Brust.


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21. Wie des Mondes Abbild zittert [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE ROM RUS

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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Just as the moon's reflection trembles", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Comme le reflet de la lune tremble", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Wie des Mondes Abbild zittert
in den wilden Meereswogen,
und er selber still und sicher
wandelt an dem Himmelsbogen:

Also wandelst du, Geliebte,
still und sicher, und es zittert
nur dein Abbild mir im Herzen,
weil mein eignes Herz erschüttert.


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