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Ich wollt', ich wäre gestorben

Language: German

Ich wollt', ich wäre gestorben,
und läge tief im See,
da schliefe in meinem Herzen
ein unaussprechlich Weh!

Dann kühlten die frischen Wellen
der Stirne heisse Gluth,
und spülten von den Wangen
der Thränen reiche Fluth!

Dann sängen sie Liebeslieder,
und küssten mir Hand und Mund,
und zögen mich schmeichelnd hernieder
bis tief in den grünen Grund!


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2008-08-29.

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