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Sprüche von Joseph von Eichendorff

Word count: 178

Song Cycle by Wolfgang Fortner (1907 - 1987)

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1. Wohl vor lauter Sinne, Singen [ sung text verified 1 time]

Language: German (Deutsch)

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  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Per i troppi pensieri", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Wohl vor lauter Sinne, Singen
Kommen wir nicht recht zum Leben;
Wieder ohne rechtes Leben
Muß zu Ende gehn das Singen;
Ging zu Ende dann das Singen:
Mögen wir auch nicht länger leben


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2. Wie so leichte läßt sich's leben! [ sung text verified 1 time]

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Wie so leichte läßt sich's leben!
Blond und rot und etwas feist,
Tue wie die andern eben
Daß dich jeder Bruder heißt,
Speise, was die Zeiten geben,
Bis die Zeit auch dich verspeis.


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3. Von allen guten Schwingen [ sung text verified 1 time]

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  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Meditazione 1 da "Vita di poeta"", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Von allen guten Schwingen,
Zu brechen durch die Zeit,
Die mächtigste im Ringen,
Das ist ein rechtes Leid.


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4. Der Friedensbogen blüht [ sung text verified 1 time]

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Maxim", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Meditazione 2 dalla "Vita di poeta"", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Der Friedensbogen blüht, So durch die böse Stunde Versöhnend geht das Lied.

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5. Bau nur auf Weltgunst recht [ sung text verified 1 time]

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Bau nur auf Weltgunst recht
Und paß auf jeden Wink und Gruß,
Wirst dabei nimmer fröhlich werden!
Es hat's kein Hund so schlecht,
Der hinter seinen Herren muß,
Nicht frei spazieren kann auf Erden.


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6. Hast du doch Flügel eben [ sung text verified 1 time]

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Hast du doch Flügel eben
Und das gewalt'ge Wort;
Halt' hoch dich über dem Leben,
Sonst geht's über dich fort.


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7. Schläft ein Lied in allen Dingen [ sung text verified 1 time]

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  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "Magic wand", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Dorme in ogni cosa un canto", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Schläft ein Lied in allen Dingen,
Die da träumen fort und fort.
Und die Welt hebt an zu singen,
Triffst du nur das Zauberwort.


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