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Wär' ich nur noch so jung

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wär' ich nur noch so jung,
[So]1 froh wie du;
Glänzte mein Auge dir,
Wie dein's mir zu;
Und wär' das Glück mir noch,
Wie sonst, so hold;
Und wär' mein Kuß, wie einst,
So liebesheiß:
Wer weiß!  wer weiß! 
Ob ich dich, holdes Kind, nicht fesseln sollt! 

Wenn erst dein stolzer Sinn
An mich geglaubt,
Und wenn den ersten Kuß
Ich dir geraubt,
Und hauchte meine Gluth
In deine Brust:
Dann bräche wohl des jungen
Herzens Eis  -- 
Wer weiß!  wer weiß! 
Ob du mich einst nicht dennoch lieben mußt!

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Richard Pohl, Weimar: Landes-Industrie-Comptoir, 1859, pages 15 - 16.

1 Sachs: "und"; further changes may exist not shown above.

Submitted by Melanie Trumbull


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