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Lieb' und Leid im leichten Leben

Language: German (Deutsch)

Lieb' und Leid im leichten Leben
Sich erheben, abwärts schweben,
Alles will das Herz umfangen
Nur verlangen, nie erlangen,

In den Spiegel all ihr Bilder
Blicket milder, blicket wilder
Jugend kann doch nichts versäumen
Fortzuträumen, fortzuschäumen.

Frühling muß mit süßen Blicken
Sie beglücken, sie berücken,
Sommer sie mit Frucht und Myrten,
Froh bewirten, froh umgürten.

Herbst muß ihr den Haushalt lehren,
Zu begehren, zu entbehren,
Winter, Winter lehr mich sterben
Mich verderben, Frühling erben.

Wasser fallen um zu springen.
Um zu klingen, um zu singen,
Muß ich schweigen. Wie und wo?
Trüb und froh? nur so, so.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Clemens Brentano, Werke, Band 1, München, 1963–1968, pages 130-131.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2015-04-30 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2015-04-30 22:01:30

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