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Klage II

Language: German

O Felsen, lieber Felsen,
Was stürztest du nicht ein,
Als ich mich trennen mußte
Von dem Geliebten mein?

Laß dämmern, Gott, laß dämmern,
Daß bald der Abend wink'
Und daß auch bald mein Leben
In Dämmerung versink'!

O Nachtigall, du traute,
O sing' im grünen Hain,
Erleichtere das Herz mir
Und meines Herzens Pein!

Mein Herz, das liegt erstarret
Zu Stein in meiner Brust,
Es findet hier auf Erden
An nichts, an nichts mehr Lust.

Ich frei' wohl einen Andern
Und lieb' ich ihn auch nicht;
Ich tue, was mein Vater
Und meine Mutter spricht.

Ich tue nach des Vaters
Und nach der Mutter Wort,
Doch heiße Tränen weinet
Mein Herz in einem fort.



Translation(s): ENG FRE

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

    * ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Lament II", copyright ©
    * FRE French (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Plainte II", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

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