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Die Abendglocken klangen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Abendglocken [klangen]1
Schon durch das stille Tal,
Da saßen wir zusammen
Da droben wohl hundertmal.

Und unten war's so stille
Im Lande weit und breit,
Nur über uns die Linde
Rauscht' durch die Einsamkeit.

Was gehn die Glocken heute,
Als ob ich weinen müßt'?
Die Glocken, die bedeuten
Daß mein Lieb gestorben ist!

Ich wollt' ich läg begraben,
Und über mir rauschte weit
Die Linde jeden Abend
Von [der alten, schönen]2 Zeit.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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1 Spohr: "tönen"; further changes may exist not shown above.
2 Thelen: "alter und schöner"

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Vesper", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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