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Zu Golde ward die Welt

Language: German (Deutsch)

Zu Golde ward die Welt;
Zu lange traf
Der Sonne süßer Strahl
Das Blatt, den Zweig.
Nun neig
Dich, Welt hinab
In Winterschlaf.

Bald sinkt's von droben dir
In flockigen Geweben
Verschleiernd zu -
Und bringt dir Ruh,
O Welt,
O dir, zu Gold geliebtes Leben,

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Automne", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Peter Palmer) , title unknown, copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:42
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