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Farewell, Theresa

Language: English

Farewell, Theresa! that cloud which over 
  Yon moon this moment gath'ring we see, 
Shall scarce from her pure path have pass'd, ere thy lover 
  Swift o'er the wide wave shall wander from thee. 

Long, like that dim cloud, I've hung around thee, 
  Dark'ning thy prospects, sadd'ning thy brow ; 
With gay heart, Theresa, and bright cheek I found thee ; 
  Oh! think how changed, love, how changed art thou now ! 

But here I free thee: like one awaking 
  From fearful slumber, this dream thou'lt tell ; 
The bright moon her spell too is breaking. 
  Past are the dark clouds ; Theresa, farewell !


Translation(s): GER

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Text added to the website: 2012-01-19 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:45

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Leb' wohl, Therese! Die Wolke drüben

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Leb' wohl, Therese! Die Wolke drüben,
Die finster über den Mond sich zieht,
Sie wird des Lächelnden Licht noch trüben,
Wenn übers Meer schon dein Buhle flieht!

Wie diese Wolke, so hab' ich lange
Beschattet dein Herz, verdürstert dein Tun!
Ich fand dich lächelnd, mit frischer Wange!
Wie warst du glücklich - o Gott, und nun?

Doch hier befrei' ich dich, süßes Wesen!
Wie aus schweren Träumen erwachst du wohl;
Da! - sieh auch den Mond seinen Zauber lösen!
Die Wolke verzieht - Therese, leb' wohl!


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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: 2012-01-19 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:45

Line count: 12
Word count: 86