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Was ich hatte, was ich habe

Language: German (Deutsch)

Was ich hatte, was ich habe, 
Es ist alles Tand,
Und zuletzt im engen Grabe
Deckt es leichter Sand. 

Was ich hatte, was ich habe,
Ist mein innig Glück,
Dankbar froh seh' ich am Grabe
Noch darauf zurück. 

Was ich hatte, was ich habe,
Nehmt mir nichts davon,
Lieb' und Leib ist bis zum Grabe 
Menschen Loos und Lohn.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Gedichte von Ludwig Giesebrecht, Leipzig: Verlag von Emil Güntz, 1836, page 6.

Submitted by Melanie Trumbull


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