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Neue Liebe, neues Leben

Language: German

Herz, mein Herz, was soll das geben?
Was bedränget dich so sehr?
Welch ein fremdes neues Leben!
Ich erkenne dich nicht mehr!
Weg ist alles, was du liebtest,
Weg, warum du dich betrübtest,
Weg dein Fleiß und deine Ruh',
Ach, wie kamst du nur dazu!

Fesselt dich die Jugendblüte,
Diese liebliche Gestalt,
Dieser Blick voll Treu und Güte
Mit unendlicher Gewalt?
Will ich rasch mich ihr entziehen,
Mich ermannen, ihr entfliehen,
Führet mich im Augenblick
Ach, mein Weg zu ihr zurück.

Und an diesem Zauberfädchen,
Das sich nicht zerreissen läßt,
Hält das liebe, lose Mädchen
Mich so wider Willen fest,
Muß in ihrem Zauberkreise
Leben nun auf ihre Weise.
Die Verändrung, ach wie groß!
Liebe, Liebe, laß mich los!



Translation(s): ENG ITA ENG 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)

Set in English, a translation by H. Stevens , title unknown [an adaptation] ITA FRE
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "New love, new life", copyright ©
    * ITA Italian (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Nuovo amore, nuova vita", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Pierre Mathé) , "Nouvel amour, nouvelle vie", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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