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Language: German

Ob ich Dich liebe? Frage die Sterne,
Denen ich oft meine Klagen vertraut.
Ob ich Dich liebe? Frage die Rose,
Die ich Dir sende, von Thränen bethaut.

Ob ich Dich liebe? Frage die Wolken,
Denen ich oft meine Botschaft vertraut.
Ob ich Dich liebe? Frage die Wellen:
Ich hab' in jeder Dein Bildniß geschaut. --

Wenn Du mich liebtest, himmlisches Madchen,
O dann gestände ich Dir es auch laut:
Wie ich Dich liebe, daß ich Dich nenne
Stets meinen Engel und bald meine Braut.

Translation(s): ENG


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 (Michael P. Rosewall) , "Irene", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-02-04.

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