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Language: German (Deutsch)

In der Freie will ich leben.
In dem Sarge dumpft der Tod.
Sieh nur dort das Abendroth
Um die heitern Hügel weben.
In der Freie blüht das Leben,
In der Enge hockt die Noth.

Eilt, drum eilt hinaus zu streben,
Eh das Herz zu stocken droht!
Licht und Luft und Raum ist noth.
In der Freie will ich leben.
Traute Vögel, laßt uns schweben,
Folgsam der Natur Gebot.

Translation(s): DUT

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Confirmed with Blätter von Karl Lappe. Erstes Heft. Lied und Leben. Stralsund, 1824. Gedruckt in der Königl. Regierungs-Buchdruckerei, page 76; and with Karl Lappe's sämmtliche poetische Werke. Ausgabe letzter Hand. Erster Theil. Rostock, Verlag von J. M. Oeberg. 1836, page 60.

First published in an different version, see below.

Submitted by Fred Küttner and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]


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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Vlucht", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2007-06-13.
Last modified: 2017-10-04 12:36:29
Line count: 12
Word count: 68

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