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Über die Berge

Language: German (Deutsch)

Über die [Berge,
Über]1 die Wellen,
Unter den Gräbern,
Unter den Quellen,
Über Fluten und Seen
In der Abgründe Steg,
Über Felsen, über Höhen,
Find't Liebe den Weg!

In Ritzen, in Falten,
Wo der Feu'rwurm nicht liegt,
In Höhlen, in Spalten,
Wo die Fliege nicht kriecht,
Wo Mücken nicht fliegen
Und schlüpfen hinweg,
Kommt Liebe, sie wird siegen
Und finden den Weg.

Sprecht, Amor sei nimmer
Zu fürchten, das Kind!
Lacht über ihn immer,
Als Flüchtling, als blind,
Und schließt ihn durch Riegel
Vom Taglicht hinweg:
Durch Schlösser und Siegel
Find't Liebe den Weg.

Wenn Phönix und Adler
Sich unter euch beugt,
Wenn Drache, wenn Tiger
Gefällig sich neigt,
Die Löwin läßt kriegen
Den Raub sich hinweg,
Kommt Liebe, sie wird siegen
Und finden den Weg.



Translation(s): ENG FRE DUT

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1 Fuchs: "Berge und über"; further changes may exist not noted above.

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Set in English, original text from Folk poetry or song tradition (Volkslieder) , title 1: "Love will find out the way", from Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, collected by Thomas Percy GER Set in English, a translation
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "The path to love", copyright ©
    * FRE French (Fran├žais) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Chemin de l'amour", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "De weg der liefde I", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-11-10.

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