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O Blätter, dürre Blätter!

Language: German (Deutsch)

[O]1 Blätter, dürre Blätter!
Wie trauert ihr so sehr!
Als ihr noch gabet grünen Schein --
Da war mein lieber Schatz noch mein,
Den hab' ich nimmermehr.

O Blätter, dürre Blätter!
Ihr habt ihn oft gesehn,
[Wie]2 er [mir Treu versprochen]3 hat -
Ach! kann [denn]4 Liebe wie ein Blatt
In einem Jahr vergehn?

O Blätter, dürre Blätter!
Es war ein falscher Knab';
Euch klag' ich es, ihr schweiget still,
Weil ich sonst niemand sagen will,
Wie lieb' ich ihn noch hab'!

Translation(s): ENG

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1 Stiehl: "Ihr"; Worms: "Ach" - further changes for both may exist not noted.
2 Zemlinsky: "Wann"
3 Hiller: "so heiss geküsst mich"
4 Zemlinsky: "die"

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)

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "O leaves, withered leaves", copyright ©

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