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Ach, ich denke

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ach, ich [denke,
Ach, ich senke]1
In ihr Bild mich Tag und Nacht!
Und kein Grüßen
Von der Süßen, --
O ich hätt' es nie gedacht!

 Ach, ich schaue
Tief in's Blaue
Bis mein Aug' [voll]2 Thränen steht.
Ach, ich lausche
Ob es rausche,
Ob sie gleich mir ferne [geht]3.

 Vögeln, Lüften,
Wolken, Düften,
Geb' ich mit den tiefsten Sinn,
Aber schweifen,
Aber streifen
Läßt du sie an Dir dahin.

 So versäumst du,
So verträumst du
Was mir einzig Frieden giebt?
Fühlst im Herzen
Keine Schmerzen,
Hast so früh schon ausgeliebt?


Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with C. Reinhold, Die Mathildenhöhle. Novelle nach einer wahren Begebenheit, Stuttgart: Fr. Bordhag’sche Buchhandlung, 1839, pages 73-74. Labelled "1."

1 Franz: "denke und versenke"; and possibly other textual variations.
2 Lang: "in"
3 Lang: "steht"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

Authorship


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

  • by Robert Franz (1815 - 1892), "Ach, ich denke", op. 51 (Zehn Gesänge) no. 6 (1879), published 1879 [voice and piano], Leipzig, Leuckart [
     text not verified 
    ]
  • by Josephine Lang (1815 - 1880), "'Ach ich denke' aus dem Roman 'Die Mathildenhöhle'", 1840, unpublished during Lang's lifetime; first published in 2007 (given erroneously as 2006 in the score) [
     text verified 1 time
    ]

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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) (Harald Krebs) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2008-03-18.
Last modified: 2015-01-15 10:43:58
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