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O Mädchen, das dem Lamme

Language: German (Deutsch)

O Mädchen, das dem Lamme
Das zarte Fellchen kraut,
Dem beides, Licht und Flamme,
Aus beiden Augen schaut,
Du lieblich Ding zum Scherzen,
Du Liebling weit und nah,
So fromm, so mild von Herzen.
Was riß so früh die Kette?
Was hat dein Herz betrübt?
Und liebtest du, wer hätte
Dich nicht genug geliebt?--
Du schweigst -- doch sind die Tränen
Den milden Augen nah: --
Du schweigst -- und starbst vor Sehnen,

Translation(s): ENG ENG

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Confirmed with The Peacock and the Buffalo. The Poetry of Nietzsche translated by James Luchte, New York: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2010, page 106

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

  • by Volkmar Andreae (1879 - 1962), "Campo santo di Staglieno", op. 11 (Vier Männerchöre a cappella) no. 4. [men's chorus a cappella] [
     text not verified 
  • by Joseph Schmid , "Pia caritatevole amorosissima", op. 37 (Drei Lieder für 1 Singstimme mit Pianofortebegleitung) no. 2, published 1900 [voice and piano], Berlin, Ries & Erler [
     text not verified 
  • by Karl Weigl (1881 - 1949), "Campo santo di Staglieno", op. 7 (Vier Gedichte für gemischten Chor (a capella)) no. 2 (1909), published 1912. [SATB chorus a cappella], also set in English [
     text verified 1 time

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Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (James Luchte) , title 1: "Campo santo di Staglieno", copyright ©

Text added to the website: 2009-06-03.
Last modified: 2016-02-09 21:10:33
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