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Language: German (Deutsch) after the French (Français)

Oh kehr' zurück, du meine Wonne!
Der Blume gleich in dunkler Nacht
Entbehrt meine Seele die Sonne,
Wenn dein roter Mund mir nicht lacht.

Warum so weit von meinem Herzen,
Und so weit, ach, von meinem Kuß!
Oh herbes Leid, Oh Trennungsschmerzen,
Oh welche Pein ich haben muss!

Von hier bis dort wie viele Felder,
Wie viel Städte an Bach und Fluss,
Wie viele Höh'n, wie viele Wälder,
Ach! ermüden meines Rosses Fuß!

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Based on
  • a text in French (Français) by Pierre-Jules-Théophile Gautier (1811 - 1872), "Absence", written 1838, appears in La Comédie de la Mort, Paris, Éd. Desessart, first published 1838 ENG ENG ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Georges Albert Baudoüin, Hector Berlioz, Georges Bizet, Émile Bourgeois, Montserrat Campmany i Cortés, Auguste Cœdès, Paul Combes, Arthur Coquard, Paul-Charles-Marie Curet, as Paul Puget, Félicien César David, Joseph Depret, Charlotte Devéria, née Thomas, Alberto Ghislanzoni, Manuel Giró, Lucien Hillemacher, Paul Hillemacher, Léon Charles François Kreutzer, Louis Lacombe, Paul-Jean-Jacques Lacome d'Estalenx, Ernest Lavigne, Charles Lefebvre, John Parrott, Édouard Pascal, Felipe Pedrell, Émile Pessard, Jules Philipot, Albert Renaud, Gaston Sarreau, Jacques-Michel Zoubaloff. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2012-07-23 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:00

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Word count: 73

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