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Mir war, als müßt' ich graben

Language: German (Deutsch)

Mir war, als müßt' ich graben
Und grub gar tief hinab;
Grub in die Läng' und Breite,
Am Ende ward's ein Grab.

War, weiß nicht wie, gezwungen,
Hab's nimmer gern gethan,
Doch sollt' ich, was ich wünschte,
Zuletzt als Lohn empfah'n.

Das Grab war aufgeworfen,
Matt sank mir Arm und Bein,
Ich hatte Nichts mehr zu wünschen
Und legte mich selbst hinein.

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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: 2014-07-28.
Last modified: 2014-07-28 09:03:26
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