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Abschied

Language: German (Deutsch)

Zu lieblich ist's, ein Wort zu brechen,
Zu schwer die wohlerkannte Pflicht,
Und leider kann man nichts versprechen,
Was unserm Herzen wiederspricht.
Du übst die alten Zauberlieder,
Du lockst ihn, der kaum ruhig war,
Zum Schaukelkahn der süßen Torheit wieder,
Erneust, verdoppelt die Gefahr.

Was suchst du mir dich zu verstecken!
Sey offen, flieh nicht meinen Blick!
Früh oder spät müßt' ich's entdecken,
Und hier hast du dein Wort zurück.
Was ich gesollt, hab' ich vollendet;
Durch mich sey dir von nun an nichts verwehrt;
Verzeih dem Freund, der sich nun von dir wendet,
Und still in sich zurücke kehrt.


Translation(s): FRE

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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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Adieux", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:29

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