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Ach, es sitzt mein Lieb und weint

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ach, es sitzt mein Lieb und weint
Auf dem Stein am einsamen Haus,
Weine nicht, mein Lieb, ich komme,
Und all dein Leid ist aus.

Fremde Länder hab' ich gesehn,
Fremde Mägdlein, fremdes Glück:
Doch dein Auge hat mir gezeigt
Den Weg in die Heimath zurück.

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Ah, my beloved sits and weeps", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-08-25.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:20
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Word count: 46

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Ah, my beloved sits and weeps

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Ah, my beloved sits and weeps
Upon the rock by the lonely house,
Do not weep, my love, I'm coming,
And all your sorrow shall be ended.

I have seen foreign lands,
Foreign girls, foreign fortune:
But it was your eyes that showed me
The way back to my homeland.

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Text added to the website: 2013-05-28.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:12
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Word count: 50