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Bin durch die Alpen gezogen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Bin durch die Alpen gezogen, 
Wo die Lawine rollt, 
Sah, wie in Meereswogen 
Tauchte der Sonne Gold. 
Aber freudig ich tauschte 
Alpen und Meeresstrand 
Für das Tannen-durchrauschte 
Nordische Heimatland.

Schlösser sah ich und Thürme, 
Schimmernd und marmorweiss;
Dunkeler Pinien Schirme 
Wiegten im Wind sich leis, 
Aber schöner und besser --
Lacht mich immerhin aus -- 
Als die Marmorschlösser 
Dünkt mich mein Vaterhaus.

Mägdlein durfte ich kosen, 
Schlank und liliengleich, 
Frauen wie volle Rosen, 
Üppig und anmuthreich; 
[Lilie aber und Rose]1
Werden von der besiegt,
Die mich als Knaben [im Schose]2
In den Schlaf gewiegt.

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1 Seiffert: "Lilien aber und Rosen"
2 Seiffert: "mit Kosen"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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: 2012-12-04 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:06
Line count: 24
Word count: 92

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