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Nichts

Language: German

Nennen soll ich, sagt ihr, meine
Königin im Liederreich?
Toren, die ihr seid, ich kenne
Sie am wenigsten von euch.

Fragt mich nach der Augen Farbe,
Fragt mich nach der Stimme Ton,
Fragt nach Gang und Tanz und Haltung,
Ach, und was weiß ich davon!

Ist die Sonne nicht die Quelle
Alles Lebens, alles Lichts?
Und was wissen von derselben
Ich, und ihr, und alle? -- Nichts.



Translation(s): ENG ITA FRE

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 (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Nothing", copyright ©
    * ITA Italian (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Niente", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Rien", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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