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Die Spröde

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich sahe eine Tig'rin
Im dunkeln Haine,
Und doch mit meinen Tränen
Konnt' ich sie zähmen.

Sah auch die harten Steine,
Ja Marmelsteine,
Erweicht vom Fall der Tropfen
Gestalt annehmen.

Und du, so eine zarte,
Holdsel'ge Kleine,
Du lachst zu meinem Seufzen
Und bittern Grämen.



Translation(s): ENG FRE DUT

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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: "The aloof woman", copyright ©
    * FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "La femme dure", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "De harde", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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