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Es ist das Glück ein flüchtig Ding

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es ist das Glück ein flüchtig Ding,
Und war's zu allen Tagen;
Und jagtest du um der Erde Ring,
Du möchtest es nicht erjagen.

Leg' dich lieber ins Gras voll Duft
Und singe deine Lieder;
Plötzlich vielleicht aus blauer Luft
Fällt es auf dich hernieder.

Aber dann pack' es und halt' es fest
Und plaudre nicht viel dazwischen;
Wenn du zu lang' es warten läßt,
Möcht' es dir wieder entwischen.

Translation(s): ENG

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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):

  • ENG English [singable] (John Bernhoff) , title 1: "Luck"

Text added to the website: 2007-07-10.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:25
Line count: 12
Word count: 70

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