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Ich bin meine Straße gegangen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich bin meine Straße gegangen
Mein Leben lang allein --
Im Herzen ein Sehnen und Bangen
Nach etwas Sonnenschein.

Einst strahlten wie himmlische Sonnen
Zwei Augen durch meine Nacht:
Es war ein Traum, der zerronnen --
O, wär ich nimmer erwacht.

Die Jahre kommen und schwinden;
Es soll nicht anders sein:
Ich werde wohl nimmer finden
Die Liebe, den Sonnenschein.

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Bruno Eelbo, Sonnige Tage: Lieder aus einem alten Skizzenbuche, Leipzig: Verlag von H. Haessel, 1888, pages 101-102

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "The solitary one", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2013-05-30.
Last modified: 2018-07-31 21:38:08
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