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Warum bist du aufgewacht

Language: German (Deutsch)

Warum bist du aufgewacht
Erst im Sternenscheine,
Arme Blume? deine Pracht
Blüht nun ganz alleine --
In der Nacht.

Deine Blätter nicken sacht,
Kühle Lüfte wehen;
Sonne, die so golden lacht,
Wirst du nimmer sehen --
In der Nacht.

All die Freuden reich entsacht,
Darfst du nicht erwerben; 
Wo kein Auge dein hat Acht,
Mußt verlassen sterben -- 
In der Nacht.

Auch in meines Herzens Schacht 
Thut solch Blümlein stehen,
Dessen noch kein Aug' gedacht,
Wird wie du vergehen --
In der Nacht.

A. Schoenberg sets stanzas 1-2

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Submitted by Alberto Pedrotti


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

Set in a modified version by Emil Sauer, August Stradal.

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:45

Line count: 20
Word count: 79

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