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Neue Liebe

Language: German (Deutsch)

Herz, mein Herz, warum so fröhlich,
So voll Unruh und zerstreut,
Als käme über Berge selig
Schon die schöne Frühlingszeit?

Weil ein liebes Mädchen wieder
Herzlich an mein Herz sich drückt,
Schaust du fröhlich auf und nieder,
Erd und Himmel dich erquickt.

Und ich hab die Fenster offen,
Neu zieh in die Welt hinein
Altes Bangen, altes Hoffen!
Frühling, Frühling soll es sein!

Still kann ich hier nicht mehr bleiben,
Durch die Brust ein Singen irrt,
Doch zu licht [ist's mir]1 zum Schreiben,
Und ich bin so froh verwirrt. 

Also schlend'r ich durch die Gassen,
Menschen gehen her und hin,
Weiß nicht, was ich tu und lasse,
Nur, daß ich so glücklich bin.

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1 another version of Eichendorff (and Pfitzner): "ist mir's"

Submitted by Jakob Kellner


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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), [adaptation] ; composed by Gustav Hasse, Franz von Holstein.

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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:27

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