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Es flattert um die Quelle

Language: German (Deutsch)

    Es flattert um die Quelle
    Die wechselnde Libelle,
    Mich freut sie lange schon:
    Bald dunkel und bald helle,
    Wie der Chamäleon,
    Bald rot, bald blau,
    Bald blau, bald grün.
    O daß ich in der Nähe
    Doch ihre Farben sähe!

Sie schwirrt und schwebet, rastet nie!
Doch still, sie setzt sich an die Weiden.
Da hab' ich sie ! da hab' ich sie!
Und nun betracht' ich sie genau,
Und seh' ein traurig dunkles Blau --

So geht es dir, Zergliedrer deiner Freuden!

Translation(s): FRE

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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)

Set in a modified version by Bernhard Theodor Breitkopf.

Settings in other languages:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), [adaptation] by Johann Karl Gottfried Loewe.

Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Les plaisirs", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2012-09-16.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:03
Line count: 15
Word count: 82

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