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Graue Nebel decken See und Land

Language: German (Deutsch)

Graue Nebel decken See und Land,
von der Bäume Scheitel trieft es feucht,
eine mitleidslose Totenhand
gelbe Blätter von den Zweigen scheucht.

Und die gelben Blätter fallen sacht
auf die Pfade, die mein Fuß betritt;
und ein jedes lockt zur Mutter Nacht
meine müde, müde Seele mit.

Kommt ein weißer Schwan auf schwarzer Flut,
singend jene alte Melodei,
die so weh dem kranken Herzen tut
und so unaussprechlich wohl dabei.

Submitted by Lau Kanen [Guest Editor]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

  • by Robert Kahn (1865 - 1951), "Graue Nebel decken See und Land", op. 27 (Sieben Gesänge nach Gedichten von Gerhart Hauptmann) no. 7 (1897), published 1897. [low voice and piano] [
     text not verified 
  • by Carl Prohaska (1869 - 1927), "Graue Nebel decken See und Land", op. 7 (Fünf Lieder) no. 5 (1901?). [low voice and piano] [
     text not verified 

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