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Ich hab' kein' Mutter, die mich hegt

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich hab' kein' Mutter, die mich hegt,
[Die]1 Mutter schläft im Grund.
Ich hab' kein' Buhlen, der mich küßt,
Auf meinen rothen Mund.

Und hab' so große Sehnsucht doch,
Und hab' so jungen Sinn --
Was hab' ich dir, o Gott, gethan,
Daß ich so einsam bin?

Translation(s): FRE

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1 Wegener-Koopman: "Mein' "

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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Et pourtant j'ai de si grands désirs", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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