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Klage I

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ach, mir fehlt, nicht ist da,
Was mich einst süß beglückt;
Ach, mir fehlt, nicht ist da,
Was mich erfreut!
Was mich einst süß beglückt,
Ist wie die Well' entrückt.
Ach, mir fehlt, nicht ist da,
Was mich erfreut!

Sagt, wie man ackern kann
Ohne Pflug, ohne Roß?
Sagt, wie man ackern kann,
Wenn das Rad bricht?
Ach, wie solch Ackern ist,
So ist die Liebe auch,
So ist die Liebe auch,
Küßt man sich nicht!

Zwingen mir fort nur auf,
Was mit Qual mich erfüllt;
Zwingen mir fort nur auf,
Was meine Pein:
Geben den Witwer mir,
Der kein ganz Herze hat;
Halb ist's der ersten Frau,
Halb nur wär's mein!

Translation(s): ENG FRE DUT


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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)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Lament I", copyright ©
    * FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Plainte I", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Klaagzang I ", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-11-05.

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