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Das Kind an die erloschene Kerz

Language: German (Deutsch)

Du arme, arme Kerze gibst fürder keinen Schein, 
erloschen ist so schnelle 
Dein Licht, das freud'ge, helle,
o mußt es also sein! 
Du arme, arme Kerze gibst fürder keinen Schein!

S'ist nicht, weil ich nun weilen muß in der Dunkelheit!
O brenntest du nur immer, 
und gäb dein lieber Schimmer
nur andern Freudigkeit! 
S'ist nicht, weil ich nun weilen muß in der Dunkelheit! 

Du arme, arme Kerze gibst fürder keinen Schein!
S'ist nicht, weil ich alleine
im Dunkeln bin und weine,
ich bin ja gern allein! 
Du arme, arme Kerze gibst fürder keinen Schein!


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Submitted by John Versmoren

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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):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "A child addressing an extinguished candle", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "L'enfant à la bougie éteinte", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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