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Letzte Bitte

Language: German (Deutsch)

Laß mich noch einmal dir ins schwarze Auge sehn, 
Laß mich noch einmal tief ins heiße Dunkel senken 
Den trunkenen Blick, dann will ich [weitergehn]1 
Und dich vergessen ... Nur in harter Zeit, 
Wenn sich der Sehnsucht Augen rückwärts lenken, 
Wenn meine Seele nach Vergangenem schreit, 
Dann will ich jenes einen Blicks gedenken, 
Des liebeheißen, gütereichen Blicks, 
Der mir im Bann versagenden Geschicks 
Das Herz zu einem schmerzentiefen Glück geweiht.


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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1 Reger: "weiter gehen"

Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Dernière prière", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , title 1: "Last request", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2008-07-04 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:16

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