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Der süße Schlaf, der sonst stillt alles...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Der süße Schlaf, der sonst stillt alles wohl,
Kann stillen nicht mein Herz mit Trauren voll,
Das schafft allein, der mich erfreuen soll. 

Kein Speis, kein Trank mir Lust noch Nahrung giebt,
Kein Kurzweil mehr mein traurig Herze liebt,
Das schafft allein, der so mein Herz betrübt. 

[Gesellschaft ich nicht mehr besuchen mag]1,
Ganz einig sitz in Unmut Nacht und Tag,
Das schafft allein, den ich im Herzen trag.


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1 Henschel: "Mein' Freundinn' all' ich nicht mehr sehen mag"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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  • ENG English [singable] (Natalie Macfarren) , "Maiden's lament"


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Maiden's lament

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Refreshing sleep, that dost to all bring peace,
from grief thou canst not make my heart to cease,
the reason why, my love I cannot please.

No pleasant pastime can my heart beguile,
nor from my weariness can win a smile,
the reason why, my love was strange a while.

I care no more to see my sisters gay,
I sit apart and muse the livelong day,
the reason why, from me he turn'd away!


From a Henschel score.

Submitted by Harry Joelson

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Text added to the website: 2011-05-18.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:23
Line count: 9
Word count: 75