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O Pfeil, wie kannst du auf dein Liebstes...

Language: German (Deutsch)

O Pfeil, wie kannst du auf dein Liebstes zielen?
O Schwert, und auf mein Herz die Schärfe schwingen?
War ich dein Glöckchen nicht, dir aufzuspielen?
Und nicht dein Vögelchen, dir vorzusingen?
Nun weint's die Augen aus durch deine Strenge,
Daß es erblindet um so schöner sänge!
Vergehn muß ich um deiner Härte wegen,
Daß Liebe wachse unterm Tränenregen!

Translation(s): FRE

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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)

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Ô flèche, comment peux-tu viser ta plus chère ?", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-05-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:36
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