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Language: German (Deutsch)

Durch die Saiten irrt es hin,
bang wie Geisterklänge,
einz'ges Weib, als ob Dein Geist
mit dem meinen ränge.

Allgewaltig ist der Bann,
und ich soll Dich meiden,
will mit Dir zugrunde gehen
lieber noch als scheiden.

Laß die Saiten nur in Ruh,
ganz hab ich empfunden.
Du nur bist mein Lebensnerv,
ich bin überwunden!

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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