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Soll ich denn sterben

Language: German (Deutsch)

Soll ich [denn]1 sterben,
Bin noch so jung?
Wenn das mein Vater wüßt,
Daß ich schon sterben müßt,
Er tät sich [kränken]2
Bis in den Tod.
Wenn es die Mutter wüßt,
Wenn es die Schwester wüßt,
Täten sich härmen
Bis in den Tod.
Wenn es mein Mädel wüßt,
Daß ich schon sterben müßt,
Sie tät sich [kränken]1
Mit mir ins Grab.

Translation(s): DUT ENG

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1 Hübschmann: "schon"
2 van der Stucken: "grämen"

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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)

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  • ENG English [singable] (Helen D. Tretbar) , title 1: "'Tis sad to die"

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