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Wenn ich wüßt' du würd'st mein eigen

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Italian (Italiano)

Wenn ich wüßt' du würd'st mein eigen, 
Ein Matrose wollt' ich werden, 
Wollt' dich malen auf die Segel, 
Und dich zeichnen auf mein Schiff.

O was sagten die Matrosen, 
Säh'n die Liebe sie des Schiffers 
Abgemalt auf allen Segeln?

O was sagten dann die Leute, 
Gingen sie vorbei und sähen, 
Abgemalt des Schiffers Liebe 
Auf der dunkeln Segelbarke?

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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)

Text added to the website: 2007-07-21.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:25
Line count: 11
Word count: 58

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