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A mother to her sick child

Language: German (Deutsch)

Thou canst not understand my words
No love for me was meant:
The smile that lately crossed thy face
Was but a accident.
 
The music's thine, but mine the tears
That make thy lullaby;
To-day I'll rock thee into sleep,
To-morrow thou must die.
 
And when our babies sleep their last,
Like aged dames or men,
They need nor mothers lullaby,
Nor any rocking then.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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: 2011-09-26.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:37
Line count: 12
Word count: 65

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