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Was mich zu dir so heftig zog

Language: German (Deutsch)

Was mich zu dir so [heftig]1 zog
War nicht der Augen Allgewalt,
Der Schimmer nicht des goldnen Haar's
Und nicht die schlanke Huldgestalt.

Was mich zu dir so mächtig zog,
War deiner Stimme trüber Klang,
Der mir wie Nachtigallensang
Ins Herz, ins lebensmüde, drang.

Die Blässe deiner Wangen war's
Und [deine]2 Träne, die verriet,
Dass deine Seele tiefgeheim
Ein namenloses Weh durchzieht.

Translation(s): ENG

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1 Blumenthal, Meyer-Helmund: "mächtig"; further changes by Meyer-Helmund may exist not noted.
2 Blumenthal: "eine"

Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani


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

  • ENG English [singable] (Gwendolen Gore) , title 1: "Magnet"

Text added to the website: 2008-07-25.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:16
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Word count: 62

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