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Language: German (Deutsch)

  Ich hatt' ein Täubchen
So lieb! so schön!
Ich mußt' es immer
Und immer sehn;
  War mir das Liebste
Der ganzen Welt,
Hätt's nicht gelassen
Um alles Geld.
  Das hab' ich verloren
Und such' es nun,
Und kann nicht bleiben,
Und kann nicht ruhn;
  Ich such's im Felde,
Ich such's im Hain,
Und find' es nimmer,
Und kehr' allein,
  Und sehe mit Thränen
Zur Ferne hinaus:
Es ist verloren!
Es bleibet aus!

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Gedichte von J.P. Eckermann, Hannover: [no publisher, funded by subscription], 1821, pages 45-46

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Lost", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2016-09-29.
Last modified: 2016-09-29 17:42:20
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Word count: 73

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