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Wenn ich Abschied nehme, will ich leise...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wenn ich Abschied nehme, will ich leise gehn,
Keine Hand mehr drücken, nimmer rückwärts sehn.

In dem lauten Saale denkt mir keiner nach,
Dankt mir keine Seele, was die meine sprach.

Morgendämm'rung weht mir draußen um das Haupt,
Und sie kommt, die Sonne, der ich doch geglaubt.

Lärmt bei euren Lampen und vergeßt mich schnell!
Lösche meine Lampe!  -- Bald ist alles hell.

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Gesammelte Gedichte von Carl Weitbrecht, Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp., 1903, page 267.

Submitted by Harry Joelson


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-02-05.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:31
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