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Die Freuden

Language: German (Deutsch)

Da flattert um die Quelle
Die wechselnde Libelle,
Der Wasserpapillon,
Bald dunkel und bald helle,
Wie ein Chamäleon;
Bald rot und blau, bald blau und grün.
O daß ich in der Nähe
Doch seine Farben sähe!

Da fliegt der Kleine vor mir hin
Und setzt sich auf die stillen Weiden.
Da hab ich ihn!
Und nun betracht ich ihn genau,
Und seh ein traurig dunkles Blau.
So geht es dir, Zergliedrer deiner Freuden!

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)

Set in a modified version by Friedrich, Freiherr von Dalberg, Eduard Behm.

Text added to the website: 2004-08-11.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:09
Line count: 14
Word count: 73

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