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Ja, wieder weiter setz den Stab

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ja, wieder weiter setz den Stab
    Und scheide,
Daß sich ein Bund, den Gott dir gab,
Nicht jedes Herz, das blutet, bricht:
Noch stirbst du nicht,
    So leide!

Wie ichs im kühnsten Hoffen nie
Im raschen Fluge hab ich sie
    Gewonnen --
Nun jagt mich wieder, ich weiß nicht, was,
Und bald ist alles, was ich besaß,

Ob heut auch grauer Wolkenflor
    Sie kleide,
Zur hohen Sonne blick empor
    Und meide --
Ist düster auch ihr Angesicht,
Für immer sieht allein ihr Licht
    Uns Beide.

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Confirmed with Ferdinand Avenarius, Wandern und Werden. Erste Gedichte, Zweite, neugestaltete Auflage, Florenz und Leipzig: Eugen Diederichs, 1898, page 46

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and 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 Paul Umlauft (1853 - 1934), "Und wieder weiter setz' den Stab", op. 35 (Sechs Lieder für 1 mittlere Singstimme mit Pianofortebegleitung) no. 3, published 1890 [medium voice and piano], Leipzig, Klemm [ sung text not verified ]

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "And onward again place your staff", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2012-12-12.
Last modified: 2017-11-09 22:06:31
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Word count: 86

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And onward again place your staff

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

And onward again place your staff
    And depart,
So that a bond that God gave you,
    Is cut!
Not every heart that bleeds [also] breaks:
You are not dying yet,
    So suffer!

As, in most audacious hoping, I never
In a rapid flight I have
    Won her --
Now I am once again driven on by I know not what,
And soon everything that I possessed shall have been

Even if today a grey shroud of clouds
    Clothes it,
Gaze up to the high sun
    And eschew --
Though its face may be somber,
Its light alone, forever, sees
    The two of us.

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