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Lieb Minna

Language: German (Deutsch)

"Schwüler Hauch weht mir herüber,
Welkt die Blum' an meiner Brust.
Ach, wo weilst du, Wilhelm, Lieber?
Meiner Seele süße Lust!
  Ewig Weinen,
  Nie Erscheinen!
Schläfst wohl schon im kühlen Schooße,
Denkst auch mein noch unterm Moose?"

Minna weinet, es verflogen
Mählig Wang- und Lippenroth.
Wilhelm war hinausgezogen
Mit den Reihn zum Schlachtentod.
  Von der Stunde
  Keine Kunde!
Schläfst wohl längst im kühlen Schooße,
Denkt dein Minna unterm Moose.

Liebchen sitzt im stillen Harme,
Sieht die gold'nen Sternlein ziehn,
Und der Mond schaut auf die Arme
Mitleidsvollen Blickes hin.
  Horch, da wehen
  Aus den Höhen
Abendlüftchen ihr herüber;
Dort am Felsen harrt dein Lieber. 

Minna eilt im Mondenflimmer
Bleich und ahnend durch die Flur,
Findet ihren Wilhelm nimmer,
Findet seinen Hügel nur.
  "Bin bald drüben
  Bei dir Lieben,
Sagst mir aus dem kühlen Schooße:
Denk' dein, Minna, unterm Moose."

Und viel tausend Blümchen steigen
Freundlich aus dem Grab herauf.
Minna kennt die Liebeszeugen,
Bettet sich ein Plätzchen drauf.
  "Bin gleich drüben
  Bei dir Lieben!"
Legt sich auf die Blümchen nieder
Findet ihren Wilhelm wieder.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Schochow, Schuberts Liedertexte, Band II, Georg Olms Verlag, 1997, pages 673-674.


Submitted by Richard Morris and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Authorship

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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Estimada Minna", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Lieve Minna", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , "Dear Minna", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chère Minna", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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