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Zu spät

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich kann das Wort nicht vergessen,
Es klang so traurig und schwer.
Dein Stimmlein hör ich schluchzen,
Ich weiß, du liebst mich nicht mehr.

Der Abend sank auf die Felder,
Vom Tage nur noch ein Rest.
Die letzten Krähen flogen
[Nach]1 fernen Wäldern zu Nest.

Nun sind wir weit geschieden 
Auf Nimmerwiederkehr.
Ich kann das Wort nicht vergessen:
Ich weiß, du liebst mich nicht mehr.

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Detlev von Liliencron, Gesammelte Werke, zweiter Band Gedichte, Stuttgart, Berlin und Leipzig: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1923, page 292.

1 Zilcher: "Zu"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor] and Teresa Dody


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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Too late", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2006-10-16 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-06-10 11:52:37

Line count: 12
Word count: 65

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