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Language: German (Deutsch)

Ein braunes Kästchen nehm' ich oft zur Hand;
Ein Ring liegt d'rin, viel alter Blumentand,
Man kann die Rosen d'runter kaum erkennen.
In grauen Zweigen liegt verborgen tief
Ein kleiner, lieber, blaßgeküßter Brief,
Ein fahles Bildniß und -- viel tausend Thränen.
Was theures Todtes dieser Schrank umschließt,
Welch' schwerer Jammer hier begraben ist,
Kann mir kein Kirchhof auf der Welt erzählen.
Streift nur mein Blick den kleinen Todtenschrank,
Werd' ich zum Sterben selber müd' und krank . . .
So hab' ich alle Tage -- Allerseelen.

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Fliegende Blätter, 97. Band (1892), Nro. 2470, page 196

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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

  • by Berta Bock (1857 - 1945), "Allerseelen", op. 7 (Vier Lieder für eine Singstimme mit Klavier) no. 4, published c1910 [voice and piano], Leipzig: Fritz Schuberth jr.; note: this might be the wrong text for this title [
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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "All Soul’s Day", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Last modified: 2016-11-01 18:53:23
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