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Yes, I have a thousand tongues

Language: English

Yes, I have a thousand tongues,
And nine and ninety-nine lie. 
Though I strive to use the one,
It will make no melody at my will,
But [is]1 dead in my mouth.


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1 Hermann: "it is"

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Text added to the website: 2008-08-31.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:53
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