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An die Dame II

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Das macht mir bittre Pein,
und treibt mich hin und her:
Umsonst wird Alles sein!
So ging's schon Manchem mehr!

Mir bracht's nur Herzbeschwer,
daß ich gedient der Süßen:
Geh' ich dem Feuer nähr',
durch Hitze muß ich büssen.

So trägt die Taube Gram,
die ihren Tauber mißt,
als ich durch sie bekam;
doch treuergeben ist
mein Herz zu aller Frist
bis in den Tod geweiht
der Dame, die da ist
Quell aller Sittsamkeit.

Der Süßen tue dar,
was mich ohn' Ende plagt:
Daß, seit sie ferne war,
mir keine Lust behagt,
daß stets mein Herze klagt,
und mir in Sorgen bricht,
bis mir ihr Antlitz tagt.
Ade! Ade! Mehr sag' ich nicht.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Based on

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: 2003-11-18.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:00
Line count: 24
Word count: 113

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