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War ich gar so jung und dumm

Language: German (Deutsch)

War ich gar so jung und dumm,
Wollte gerne wissen:
"Warum ist mein Mund so roth?"
Sprach der Mai:
             "Zum Küssen."

Als der Nebel schlich durch's Land,
Hab' ich fragen müssen:
"Warum ist mein Mund so blaß?"
Sprach der Herbst:
             "Vom Küssen."

Translation(s): FRE

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Anna Ritter, Verlag von A.G. Liebeskind, Leipzig, 1899, page 130.

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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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