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Du liebe, treue Laute

Language: German (Deutsch)

Du liebe, [treue]1 Laute,
Wie manche Sommernacht,
Bis daß der Morgen graute,
Hab' ich mit dir durchwacht!

Die Täler, wieder nachten,
[Kaum spielt noch]2 Abendrot,
Doch die sonst mit uns wachten,
Die liegen lange tot.

Was wollen wir nun singen
Hier in der Einsamkeit,
Wenn alle von uns gingen,
Die unser Lied erfreut'?

Wir wollen dennoch singen!
So still ist's auf der Welt;
Wer weiß, die Lieder dringen
Vielleicht zum Sternezelt.

Wer weiß, die da gestorben,
Sie hören droben mich
Und öffnen leis' die Pforten
Und nehmen uns zu sich.


Translation(s): ENG FRE ITA

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1 Herzogenberg: "traute"; further changes may exist not shown above.
2 Wolf: "Schon sinkt das"

Submitted by Emily Ezust

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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):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "In memoriam", copyright ©
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Richiamo", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Hommage funèbre", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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