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Ich weiß, warum der Mond so blaß und...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich weiß, warum der Mond so blaß und trübe
Den Stern der Erde immerdar umkreist;
Er geht den Weg der Sehnsucht und der Liebe,
Die Straße, wo auch ich mich matt gereist.
Du hältst mich fest, ich kann dir nicht entfliehen;
Du reißt mich hin und bist doch ewig fern -
O meine Welt! mich stets dir nachzuziehen,
Ermüde nie, ich folge ja so gern.

Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

  • by Heinrich, Freiherr von Bach (1835 - 1915), as Heinrich Molbe, "Ich weiss, warum der Mond so blass", op. 134 (Sechs Lieder) no. 1, published 1909 [voice and piano], Leipzig, Hofmeister [
     text not verified 
  • by Hans Fleischer (1896 - 1981), "Ich weiß, warum der Mond", alternate title: "Liebesreim 49", op. 63 (6 Lieder für Sopran und Klavier) no. 3 (1929). [soprano and piano] [
     text verified 1 time
  • by Hans Hermann (1870 - 1931), "Ich weiss, warum der Mond so blass", op. 22 (Drei Liebesreime für eine hohe Frauenstimme mit Pianoforte) no. 1, published 1896 [high female voice and piano], Berlin, Schlesinger [
     text not verified 

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Je sais pourquoi la lune si pâle et si trouble", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-06-27.
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