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Gib den Kuss mir nur heute

Language: German (Deutsch)

Gib den Kuss mir nur heute;
Ob du morgen es kannst, wer weiß?
O wie manche der Bräute
Hat gefreiet der Tod, der Greis.

Lass, o lass mich nur trinken,
Ob ich taumle, den Becher noch!
Lass zu Boden mich sinken;
Einmal sinken, ich muss es doch.

Lass uns leben und lieben!
Lieben, Leben, wie schnell verweht's!
Was der Dichter geschrieben
auf die Blätter, wie lang' besteht's!

Enkel lesen mit Beben
Freimunds Lieder und sprechen dann:
Lasst uns lieben und leben,
Wie uns dieser es vorgetan!

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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

Text added to the website: 2007-12-12 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:56

Line count: 16
Word count: 86

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