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Lieder der Liebe

Word count: 177

Song Cycle by Gerhard Schumann (b. 1914)

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1. Liebeslied [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , subtitle: "(1921/22)", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Wo mag meine Heimat sein?
Meine Heimat ist klein,
Geht von Ort zu Ort,
Nimmt mein Herz mit sich fort,
Gibt mir Weh, gibt mir Ruh;
Meine Heimat bist du.


Confirmed with Hermann Hesse, Sämtliche Werke, herausgegeben von Volker Michels, Band 10 Die Gedichte, bearbeitet von Peter Huber, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2002, page 278.


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2. Bitte [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE ITA

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Request", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "S'il te plaît", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Gianni Franceschi) , "Richiesta", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Wenn du [die kleine Hand]1 mir gibst,
Die so viel Ungesagtes sagt,
Hab ich dich jemals dann gefragt,
Ob du mich liebst?

Ich will ja nicht, daß du mich liebst,
Will nur, daß ich dich nahe weiß
Und daß du manchmal stumm und leis
Die Hand mir gibst.


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Confirmed with Hermann Hesse, Sämtliche Werke, herausgegeben von Volker Michels, Band 10 Die Gedichte, bearbeitet von Peter Huber, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2002, page 73.

1 Lindauer-Cattaneo: "deine kleine Hand"; J. Marx, Schütz: "die Hand"; Schick: "die liebe Hand"

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3. Hingabe [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Surrender", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Dunkle du, Urmutter aller Lust
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Confirmed with Hermann Hesse, Sämtliche Werke, herausgegeben von Volker Michels, Band 4 Der Steppenwolf. Narziß und Goldmund. Die Morgenlandfahrt, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2001, page 211.


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