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O sey nicht so spröde

Language: German (Deutsch)

  O sey nicht so spröde,
Du liebliches Kind!
Komm, sink an die Brust mir,
Und küss' mich geschwind!
Verschmähst du die Lippe,
Die Liebe dir bot:
Ach! Ach!
So gräm' ich mich todt.

  Wie foltert mich Sehnsucht,
Wie klopft mir das Herz,
Ein Kuß nur besänftigt
Den quälenden Schmerz.
Und färbet dein Mund sich
Für Andere roth:
Ach! Ach!
So gräm' ich mich todt.

  Sich küssen sei Sünde,
Sagt Mütterchen zwar;
Doch glaube mir, Liebchen!
Sie redet nicht wahr.
Befolgest du dennoch
Der Mutter [Verbot]1:
Ach! Ach!
So gräm' ich mich todt.

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Wilhlem Gerhard, Gedichte, Leipzig: Verlag von Joh. Ambr. Barth., 1826, page 40

1 Reissiger: "Gebot"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor] and Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]


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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Kiss or death", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2018-09-10 12:58:14

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