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Was macht dir, Herzliebster!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Was macht dir, Herzliebster!
Die Wange so blaß?
Was macht dir das Auge
Von Tränen so naß?

"O Liebchen!  Herzliebchen!
Wohl ist es mir weh;
Weit muß ich von hinnen
Weit über die See!"

[Und mußt du von hinnen]1
Dort über [die]2 See
Gibt's wohl noch ein Liebchen. 
Herzliebster! ade!

"Es scheinen viel Sterne
Am Himmelsgezelt,
Doch keiner von allen
Wie Luna gefällt."

So nimm nur dies Ringlein
Von Golde so schwer,
Und wird es zu eng dir,
[So wirf's in das Meer.]3

"So steck' nur dies Blümlein
An's klopfende Herz;
Und duftet's dir nimmer,
Verging auch dein Schmerz."

Translation(s): ENG

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1 Feyhl: "Was musst du von hinnen?"
2 Feyhl: "der"
3 Feyhl: "So wirf es in's Meer."

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-07-21.
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