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O alte Heimat süß!

Language: German (Deutsch)

O alte Heimat süß!
Wo find' ich wieder dich?
Welch ein Qual ist dies?
Warum verfolgst du mich?
Warum ertötest mich?

O ferner Liebesschein,
Glimmst wieder nach mir her?
Soll dies mein Glücke sein?
Mir fällt das Leid zu schwer, --
Wer denkt wohl meiner, wer?

Bald such' ich Linderung 
Bei dir, o Tränenguß; 
Denk' dann, es ist genug,
Dann denk' ich ihren Kuß
Und daß ich wandern muß, --

Und neuer Schmerz befällt,
Die arme treue Brust,
Die Lieb' gefangen hält
Und nicht mehr kennt die Lust --
Mir alles ist vergällt.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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F. Mendelssohn-Hensel sets stanzas 1-3

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Distance", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Au loin", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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