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Wo ich bin, mich rings umdunkelt

Language: German

Wo ich bin, mich rings umdunkelt
Finsterniß so dumpf und dicht,
Seit mir nicht mehr leuchtend funkelt,
Liebste, Deiner Augen Licht.

[Mir]1 erloschen ist der süßen
Liebessterne goldne Pracht.
Abgrund gähnt zu meinen Füßen.
Nimm mich auf, uralte Nacht.



Translation(s): FRE RUS FRE ENG ITA

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1 Strauss: "Wie"

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 Russian, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ENG ITA FRE [text unavailable] Set in French, a translation by P. R. Hirsch , title unknown [an adaptation] ENG ITA RUS and by Joseph Guy Marie Ropartz (1864 - 1955) , title unknown [an adaptation] ENG ITA RUS
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * FRE French (Charles Beltjens) , title unknown, published 1827
    * ENG English (Linda Godry) , "Wherever I am, I'm surrounded by a darkness", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Là dove sono il buio mi circonda", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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