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Laß mich dir sagen, laß mich dir singen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Laß mich dir sagen, laß mich dir singen,
Daß ich dich liebe, du herzige Maid,
Ach! mich umsauset ein Schwingen und Klingen,
Herz will mir springen,
Weiß nicht, vor Glück oder Leid.

Wenn ich dich sehe, nahe und ferne,
Geht mit mir Alles auf Erden rundum,
Daß meinen Namen ich gerne verlerne,
Himmlische Sterne,
Tanzet um's Liebchen herum!

Habe geschworen mit Weinen und Lachen:
Mein muß sie werden, und mein wird sie doch!
Und ob dich Riesen und Drachen bewachen,
Auch aus dem Rachen
Riß' ich der Hölle dich noch.

Sieh! und da bin ich; nun will ich dich drücken,
Drücken dich fest an die klopfende Brust,
Laß dich von Liebesentzücken berücken,
Ging auch in Stücken
Welt vor der ewigen Lust!

Translation(s): ENG

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-02-26 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2015-01-19 13:45:28

Line count: 20
Word count: 121

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