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Ich dachte dein in tiefer Nacht

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Persian (Farsi)

Ich dachte dein in [tiefer]1 Nacht;
Da leuchtete mit heller Macht,
Mit plötzlicher, die Finsterniß,
Und wurde klar, wie Morgenpracht.

Zu jener Stunde hat gewiß,
Dein Auge, Liebchen, auch gewacht,
Zu jener Stunde hat gewiß,
In Liebe mein dein Herz gedacht.

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Note: in Deutsche Lyriker seit 1850. Mit literarhistorischer Einleitung und biographisch-kritischen Notizen von Dr. Emil Kneschke. Zweite verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage, Leipzig: Albert Fritsch, 1868, p. 248, this poem is titled "Liebesbegegnung" and incorrectly attributed to Christian Höppl (1826 - ?).

1 Heuberger: "stiller"; further changes may exist not noted above.

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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)

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  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Paul de Stoecklin (1873 - 1964) GER ; composed by Blair Fairchild.

Text added to the website: 2007-12-03 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2017-12-02 18:20:46

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