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Schöne Tage sind gewesen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Schöne Tage sind gewesen,
Flüchtig, wie ein Schmetterling,
Da an dir mein ganzes Wesen,
Nur an dir, an dir nur hing.
Da wir noch in stiller Wonne
Unter blühendem Jasmin
Saßen, und die Abendsonne
Sahn zur goldnen Ferne ziehn.

Jene Tage sind vorüber,
Jene Flammen sind verglüht,
Jene Sonne zog hinüber
Zu den Bergen still und müd.
Und nur der Erinnrung Flügel
Tragen sie der Seele zu,
Wie ein Ruf zu Thal und Hügel
Weckt des Wiederhalles Ruh.

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Otto Roquette, Liederbuch, Stuttgart und Tübingen: J.G. Cotta’scher Verlag, 1852, page 188

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Sharon Krebs [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)

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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "There have been beautiful days", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-04-13.
Last modified: 2017-10-09 13:24:23
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