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Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich hielt mein Herz verschlossen 
im engen Kämmerlein,
das hat die Lieb' verdrossen
und stürmend zog sie ein.

Sie hat zum Raub' genommen
meine Herz mit zwingender Macht,
läßt es zu Ruh' nicht kommen
noch spät um Mitternacht.

Wer kann die Starke zügeln,
wenn sie nicht rasten will?
Sie trägt auf feurigen Flügeln
ein Herz, wohin sie will.

Submitted by Peter Donderwinkel


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

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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:51
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