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Weit in nebelgrauer Ferne

Language: German (Deutsch)

Weit in nebelgrauer Ferne
Liegt mir das vergang'ne Glück,
Nur an Einem schönen Sterne
Weilt mit Liebe noch der Blick,
Aber wie des Sternes Pracht
Ist es nur ein Schein der Nacht.

Deckte dir der lange Schlummer,
Dir der Tod die Augen zu,
Dich besäße doch mein Kummer,
Meinem Herzen lebtest du.
Aber ach! du lebst im Licht,
Meiner Liebe lebst du nicht.

Kann der Liebe süß Verlangen,
Emma, kann's vergänglich seyn?
Was dahin ist und vergangen,
Emma, kann's die Liebe seyn?
Ihrer Flamme Himmelsglut,
Stirbt sie, wie ein irdisch Gut?


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FIN FRE ITA

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Submitted by Emily Ezust and Peter Rastl

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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) , title 1: "To Emma", copyright ©
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Ad Emma", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Aan Emma", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "À Emma", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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