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Kam aus der Ferne ein Kuckuk geflogen

Language: German

Kam aus der Ferne ein Kuckuck geflogen,
Flog durch Feld und Hain; 
War aus seinem Fittig eine Feder gefallen 
In die Donau hinein.

O gleich der bunten verlorenen Feder,
Die der Strom fortreißt --
Schwindet mein Leben im fremden Lande 
Einsam, verwaist! 

Floß mein Leben hin wie auf der Welle 
Ein einsam Blatt...
Fort! was wahr' ich den Goldring, den Er mir 
Gegeben hat! --


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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