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Ihr Freunde, hänget, wann ich gestorben...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ihr Freunde, hänget, wann ich gestorben bin,
die kleine Harfe hinter dem Altar auf,
wo an der Wand die Totenkränze 
manches verstorbenen Mädchens schimmern. 

Der Küster zeigt dann freundlich dem Reisenden
die kleine Harfe, rauscht mit dem roten Band,
das, an der Harfe festgeschlungen,
unter den goldenen Saiten flattert. 

Oft, sagt er staunend, tönen im Abendrot
von selbst Saiten, leise wie Bienenton;
die Kinder, hergelockt vom Kirchhof, 
hörten's, und sah'n, wie die Kränze bebten.

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