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Was streift mein Blick

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7 Karst-Lieder

Was streift mein Blick

Was streift mein Blick so oft die fernen Hänge,
Wenn du so lieb von unsrer Zukunft träumst?
Als ob ein Warnungsruf von dort her klänge,
Der mahnt: ‘Daß du dein Glück nicht versäumst!’
Du bringst ein Ständchen mir, ich soll nun lauschen;
Ein frohes Lied schließt in dein Glück mich ein:
Umsonst! Es klingt noch immer das Rauschen,
Ich muß verhext durch den Berggeist sein!

Why do my eyes

Why do my eyes glance so often at the distant slopes,
When you dream so lovingly of our future?
As if a warning cry sounded from there,
Warning me: ‘Do not miss out on happiness!’
You serenade me, and I am to listen;
A joyous song includes me in your happiness:
In vain! The murmur continues on and on,
The mountain sprite must have bewitched me!

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Franz Lehár was an Austro-Hungarian composer, best known for his operettas.

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