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Wärst du krank, daß ich dich könnte...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wärst du krank, daß ich dich könnte pflegen,
  Wärst du nackt, daß ich dich könnte kleiden,
  Ohne Stätt' an's Herz wollt' ich dich legen,
  Ohne Freund, von dir wollt' ich nicht scheiden!
Wärst du blind, daß, um die Welt zu sehen,
  Ich dir meine Augen müßte leihen.
  Wollt' ich doch, daß dir ein Weh geschehen,
  Daß ich könnte dich davon befreien!
Sieh dein thöricht stolzes Weib! es könnte
  Wünschen, daß dem liebsten Mann auf Erden
  Alles fehlte, nur damit mir gönnte
  Das Geschick, ihm alles dann zu werden.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Gesammelte Gedichte von Friedrich Rückert, Volume 1, Vierte Auflage (fourth edition), Verlag von Carl Heyder, 1837, page 370.

Submitted by Michael Schwalb


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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Last modified: 2017-05-07 13:39:22

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