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Abschied

Language: German

Ach mich hält der Gram gefangen,
Meinem Herzen ist so weh,
Denn ich soll von hinnen ziehen
Über jenes Berges Höh.

Was einst mein war, ist verloren,
Alle, alle Hoffnung flieht;
Ja, ich fürchte, daß, o Mädchen,
Dich mein Aug' nicht [wieder sieht]1.

Dunkel wird mein Weg sich dehnen,
Wenn ich scheiden muß von hier:
Steh' ich dann auf jenem Berge,
Seufz' ich [ein Mal]1 noch nach dir.



Translation(s): ENG ITA SPA FRE

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1 often modernized to "wiedersieht"
2 often modernized to "einmal"

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

    * ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Farewell", copyright ©
    * ITA Italian (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Commiato", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * SPA Spanish (Alvaro De la Cruz) , title 1: "Despedida", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Adieux", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

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