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Schöne Wiege meiner Leiden

Language: German (Deutsch)

Schöne Wiege meiner Leiden,
schönes Grabmal meiner Ruh',
schöne Stadt, wir müssen scheiden, -
Lebe wohl! ruf' ich dir zu.

Lebe wohl, du heil'ge Schwelle,
wo da wandelt Liebchen traut;
lebe wohl! du heil'ge Stelle, 
wo ich sie zuerst geschaut.

Hätt' ich dich doch nie [gesehen]1,
schöne Herzenskönigin!
Nimmer wär' es dann geschehen,
daß ich jetzt so elend bin.

Nie wollt' ich dein Herze rühren,
Liebe hab' ich nie erfleht;
nur ein stilles Leben führen
wollt' ich, wo dein Odem weht.

Doch du drängst mich selbst von hinnen,
bittre Worte spricht dein Mund;
Wahnsinn wühlt in meinen Sinnen,
und mein Herz ist krank und wund.

Und die Glieder matt und träge
schlepp' ich fort am Wanderstab,
bis mein müdes Haupt ich lege
ferne in ein kühles Grab.

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FRE ITA

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1 Schumann: "gesehn"

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  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist CAT DUT FRE ITA by Joseph Carl Breil.

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Mooie kribbe van mijn lijden", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Pretty cradle of my sorrows", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Beau berceau de mes souffrances", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Bella culla del mio dolore", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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