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Die Schwalben

Language: German

Der Schnee ist dahin, ist verschwommen,
In's grosse gewaltige Meer.
Die Schwalben sind wieder gekommen,
Sie kamen, ich weiss nicht woher.

Ich weiss nur, sie fanden sich wieder,
Weil Liebe von Liebe nicht lässt,
Und lassen sich häuslich hier nieder,
Denn Liebe baut Liebe das Nest.

Oft, wenn sie von dannen geflogen,
Und nahte die Blumenzeit sich,
So kamen sie wieder gezogen
Sie kamen, was kümmert es mich?

Am liebsten noch sah ich sie scheiden,
Weit hin in das wärmere Land,
Ich konnt' ihr Geschwätze nicht leiden,
Wovon ich noch gar nichts verstand.



Translation(s): ENG

Submitted by Sharon Krebs

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    * ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "The swallows", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2006-11-21.

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