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Liebesbriefchen (1913) Op.9


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6 Einfache Lieder (Op.9)


Liebesbriefchen

Fern von dir
Denk' ich dein,
Kindelein,
Einsam bin ich,
Doch mir blieb
Treue Lieb'.
Was ich denk',
Bist nur,
Herzensruh.
Sehe stets
Hold und licht
Dein Gesicht.
Und in mir
Immerzu
Tönest du.
Bist's allein,
Die Welt
Mir erhellt.
Ich bin dein,
Liebchen fein,
Denke mein!

Billet-doux

Far from you
I think of you,
Dear child.
I am lonely,
But my love
Has stayed true.
I think
Only of you,
O peace of my heart.
I always see,
Fair and bright,
Your face.
And you sound
Within me
Always.
It is you alone
Who brightens
For me the world.
I am yours,
My sweetest,
Think of me!
Translation © Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

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