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A Man who yields to Solitude

Gesänge des Harfners The Harper's Songs


A man who yields to solitude
Soon finds himself alone.
Others live and others love
And leave him to his moan.

Yes, leave me to my misery;
And could I just once
Be truly left alone,
Then I’d not be alone.

As a lover softly stalks
His girl to listen – is she alone?
So, whether day or night it be,
I, though quite alone,
Am stalked by pain and misery.

Ah, when I lie lonely
In my grave, only then
Will I be left alone!