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Wollt' ich mein Liebchen ganz und gar...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wollt' ich mein Liebchen ganz und gar besingen,
Nicht Federn hätten hundert Gänseschwingen,
Nicht tausend Tintenfässer so viel Saft,
In Schrift zu setzten meine Leidenschaft.
Was weiß die Menge, welcher nur beschert ist,
Mit stumpfem Laienblick ihn anzuschauen,
Wie viel Gesänge, reich an Strophen, wert ist,
Das kleinste Härlein seiner Augenbrauen!

Translation(s): FRE

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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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Si je voulais célébrer mon bien-aimé avec ferveur", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-05-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:08
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Word count: 51

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