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Warum ich, Liebste, mich von dir...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Warum ich, Liebste, mich von dir geschieden?
O frag' mich nicht!
Warum mein Aug' hat dich zu seh'n vermieden?
O frag' mich nicht!

Wer fragt, warum ohn' Heimath, Gut und Habe
Ein Bettler geht?
Warum von dir ich ging am Wanderstabe,
O frag' mich nicht!

Geliebte! ob in dieses Busens Räumen
Dein Blick noch lebt,
Ob ich dich reden hör' in allen Räumen,
O frag' mich nicht!

Der Morgensonne hab' ich vom Geschicke
Und dir erzählt;
Was ich dem Mond vertraut mit feuchtem Blicke,
O frag' mich nicht!

Die Sterne alle sprechen vom Entsagen:
So laß mich denn
Entsagen, und wie ich es werd' ertragen,
O frag' mich nicht!

Geliebte! Wann wir wiederseh'n uns werden?
Mein äuß'res Aug',
Es hofft nicht wieder dich zu seh'n auf Erden,
O frag' mich nicht!

Wann dieser Erdentrauer dunkle Stoffe
Der Tod gelöst,
Ob droben ich im Licht zu seh'n dich hoffe,
O frag' mich nicht!

Ja, hoff' ich dort die Augen aufzuschlagen
Frei gegen dich,
Zu geben Antwort allen deinen Fragen,
O frag' mich nicht! 


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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)


Text added to the website: 2011-04-03 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:18

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Word count: 172

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