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Versteckt zwischen Eschen, da steht ein...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Versteckt [zwischen]1 Eschen, da steht ein klein Haus,
Ist Abends so heimlich, da pfeift keine Maus,
Da scheint durch die Blätter ein Lichtlein so blank,
Die Alte im Lehnstuhl und Sie auf der Bank.

Das scheint mir in's Auge, das geht mir zu Sinn,
Das zieht mich im Schummern so heimlich dorthin,
So warm und so wonnig, was mag das nur sein --
Ich stehe am Fenster und schaue hinein.

Und sitzen wir plaudernd um's Licht auf der Bank,
So scheint mir ihr Bäckchen noch einmal so blank,
Dann ist es so ruhig, es pfeift keine Maus --
O, könnt' ich doch bleiben und braucht' nicht nach Haus'!

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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: 2011-09-24 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:31

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