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Language: German (Deutsch)

Drei Sterne leuchten mir Tag und Nach,
Doch nicht am Himmelsbogen.
Drei Sterne haben mich gemacht
Zum eifrigen Astrologen.
Der erste, gülden anzuschau'n,
Erglänzt im blauen Schilde. 
Die andern zwei sind dunkelbraun 
Und lächeln mir gar milde.

Drei Sterne lassen mir keine Ruh
Und halten mich gefangen. 
Nächt ist als vierter mir dazu
Die Venus aufgegangen.
Als fünfter Stern ein Lämpchen brennt,
Das will den Weg mir zeigen. -- 
Hoch über mir am Firmament
Da hängen lauter Geigen.

Confirmed with Spielmannslieder von Rudolf Baumbach, Leipzig, Verlag von A. G. Liebeskind, 1883, p. 13.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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: 2009-09-29.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:34
Line count: 16
Word count: 77

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