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Language: German (Deutsch)

Ob ich lach oder ernst bin,
ob ich schaff' oder raste,
Kaum weiss ich davon.
Meine Seele tief innen, die lächelt still.
Hat die Augen geschlossen
und träumt von dir.

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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: "Love song", copyright © 2009

Text added to the website: 2009-09-07.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:21
Line count: 6
Word count: 30

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Love song

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Whether I laugh or [whether] I am serious,
Whether I create or rest,
I hardly know which.
My soul deep inside me -- it is laughing quietly.
Has closed its eyes
and dreams of you.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2009 by Emily Ezust

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Hans Böhm (1876 - 1946)
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Anton von Webern. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2009-09-07.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:21
Line count: 6
Word count: 34