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Was ich liebe

Language: German (Deutsch)

Du fragst mich, was ich liebe?  Kind  -- 
Das sagt sich leicht und schwer. 
Ich lieb' den milden Frühlingswind 
Und auch das wilde Meer. 

Ich lieb' der Sonne hellen Schein,
Des Mondes Silberlicht;
Der Vöglein Lied im schatt'gen Hain, 
Das süß zum Herzen spricht.

Den Strahl der Sterne liebe ich 
Am blauen Himmelszelt;
Vor Allem aber lieb' ich dich,
Mehr als die ganze Welt. 

Confirmed with Neue Berliner Musik-Zeitung, 27. Jahrgang, no. 30, Berlin: Ed. Bote und Gustav Bock, 1873. Appears in Poesie-Blätter: Beilage der neuen Berliner Musik-Zeitung, erster Jahrgang, no. 11, page 41.

Submitted by Melanie Trumbull


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: 2019-06-05 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-06-05 13:22:50

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