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Wie kannst du ruhig schlafen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wie kannst du ruhig schlafen,
Und weißt, ich lebe noch?
Der alte Zorn kommt wieder,
Und dann [zerbrech]1 ich mein Joch.

Kennst du das alte Liedchen:
Wie einst ein toter Knab
Um Mitternacht die Geliebte
Zu sich geholt ins Grab?

Glaub mir, du wunderschönes,
Du wunderholdes Kind,
Ich lebe und bin noch stärker
Als alle Toten sind!

Translation(s): DAN ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE

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1 Heller: "zerbreche"

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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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