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Was ist mir denn geschehen?

Language: German (Deutsch)

[Was]1 ist mir denn geschehen?
Bin ich vom Traum erwacht? -- --
Wie meine Augen sehen!
O, wie der Mund mir lacht!

Als hätt's noch nie gegeben
So lichtes Himmelsblau;
Auf meinem ganzen Leben
Liegt es wie Morgenthau.

Und in dem tiefsten Innern,
Da rieselt's wie ein Quell
Von Hoffen und Erinnern --
Wie schön ist das, wie hell!

O gold'ne Feierstunde! -- --
O komm, [du heißer]2 Mann,
Und küß' mir still vom Munde,
Was ich nicht sagen kann!

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Wanderzeit. Ein Liederbuch von Karl Stieler, Stuttgart, Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp., 1882, page 30.

1 Erler: "Wie"; further changes may exist not shown above.
2 note: modern singers may wish to substitute "geliebter" here.

Submitted by 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) , "Summer morning", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Matin d'été", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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