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Die Mutter wird mich fragen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Mutter wird mich fragen:
"Warum die Wangen so blaß?"
Was weiß ich ihr zu sagen!
Ach, Mutter, laß mich, laß!
Der Glanz des Mondes ist's vielleicht,
Was mir die rothe Wange bleicht. 

Sie wird mich zärtlich fragen:
"Warum die Lippen so heiß?" 
Dir, Mutter, werd' ich sagen,
Vertrau' ich, was ich weißt;:
Es wallt, es wallt so rasch das Blut,
Es tobt in mir wie Fieberglut.

Sie wird mich lieblich fragen:
"Warum das Auge so feucht?" 
Ach, Mutter!  will ich sagen,
Es wird mir wohl und leicht;  
Des Herzens Aufruhr wird gestillt,
Wenn sich der Blick in Thränen hüllt.1

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Confirmed with Almanach und Taschenbuch zum geselligen Vergnügen, siebenzehnter Jahrgang, ed. by Wilhelm Gottlieb Becker, Leipzig: in der Niemannschen Buchhandlung, 1807, page 283, attributed to Friedrich Ritter, possibly a pseudonym for Johann Paul Friedrich Richter.

1 Proch adds: "Dir, Mutter, will ich sagen,/ Was das Herz mir froh erfüllt."

Submitted by Melanie Trumbull


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