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Was bedeuten diese Rätsel?

Set by Johann Vesque von Püttlingen (1803 - 1883), "Was bedeuten diese Rätsel?", op. 41 (Ironische Lieder von H. Heine) no. 2 [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Note: this setting is made up of several separate texts.

Deine weißen Lilienfinger,
Könnt ich sie noch einmal küssen,
Und sie drücken an mein Herz,
Und vergehn in stillem Weinen! 

Deine klaren Veilchenaugen
Schweben vor mir Tag und Nacht,
Und mich quält es: was bedeuten
Diese süßen, blauen Rätsel?

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«Hat sie sich denn nie geäußert
Über dein verliebtes Wesen?
Konntest du in ihren Augen
Niemals Gegenliebe lesen?
 
Konntest du in ihren Augen
Niemals bis zur Seele dringen?
Und du bist ja sonst kein Esel,
Teurer Freund, in solchen Dingen.»

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