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Amor

Language: German

An dem Feuer saß das Kind
Amor, Amor
Und war blind;
Mit dem kleinen Flügel fächelt
In die Flammen er und lächelt,
Fächle, lächle, schlaues Kind.

Ach, der Flügel brennt dem Kind!
Amor, Amor
Läuft geschwind!
"O wie [mich]1 die Glut durchpeinet!"
Flügelschlagend laut er weinet;
In der Hirtin Schoß entrinnt
Hülfeschreiend das schlaue Kind.

Und die Hirtin hilft dem Kind,
Amor, Amor
Bös und blind.
Hirtin, sieh, dein Herz entbrennet, 
Hast den [Schelm du]2 nicht gekennet.
Sieh, die Flamme wächst geschwinde.
Hüt dich vor dem schlauen Kind!



Translation(s): ENG ITA ENG FRE

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1 Strauss: "ihn" (this line not in quotes)
2 Strauss: "Schelmen"

Authorship

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 (John Glenn Paton) , "Cupid", copyright © 2002, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Amore", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English (Laura Claycomb) , "Cupid", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Pierre Mathé) , "Amour", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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