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Es hat die Mutter mir gesagt, dort...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es hat die Mutter [mir]1 gesagt, dort hinter jenem Berge,
Der Wolken um den Gipfel hat und Nebel um die Wurzel,
Dort wächst das Kraut Vergessenheit, dort wächst es in den Schluchten.
O wüßt' ich nur den Pfad dahin, drei Tage wollt' ich wandern
Und wollte brechen von dem Kraut und wollt's im Weine trinken,
Damit ich dich vergessen könnt' und deine falschen Schwüre
Und deine Augen, die so oft von Liebe mir gesprochen,
Und deinen süßen, süßen Mund, der tausendmal mich küßte!

Translation(s): FRE

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "L'herbe de l'oubli", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2007-07-10 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:25
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Word count: 83

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