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Und wenn du vor mir sterben mußt

Language: German (Deutsch)

Und wenn du vor mir sterben mußt,
Mein Weib, dann stirb in meinem Arm!
Noch einmal soll dein treues Herz
An meinem klopfen, lebenswarm.

Ja, wenn sich deine Zeit erfüllt,
Und kommt der dunkle Tag heran,
Geh nicht, wenn fern ich von dir bin
Und deine Hand nicht fassen kann.

Nein, harre aus bis du mich hörst!
Nein, bis ich selber sterben muß!
Wir scheiden dann aus dieser Welt
Mit einem langen, letzten Kuß.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Emanuel von Bodman, Neue Lieder, München: Albert Langen Verlag für Litteratur und Kunst, 1902, page 93.

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)

Text added to the website: 2019-05-09 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-05-09 10:03:23

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Word count: 74

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