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Traurige Frühlingsnacht

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Chinese (中文)

Geschrei der silbernen Fasanen
Klang melancholisch durch die Nacht,
Ich spielte dir auf meiner Flöte
Ein Lied, das auch nicht fröhlich war. 

In dumpfer Trauer lag die Erde, 
Wir wussten keinen Grund zu nennen, 
Daß unsre Augen überflossen, - 
Das Leben war wie Blei in uns. 

Uns war so bange wie den Blumen, 
Du ließest deine Hände hängen, 
Du sahst mich an und sprachest müde: 
"Sei still, es wird vorübergehn.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Based on

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: 2016-02-10 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2016-02-10 20:05:18
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Word count: 70

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