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Lied der Chispa

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Spanish (Español)

Chispa (Mezzosopran) : 
 Es war ein Bruder Liederlich
 In Andalusiens Landen,
 Der sich auf Hau'n und Degenstich
 Wie keiner sonst verstanden.
 Halloh, halloh, mal so.

Soldaten :
 Halloh, halloh, mal so.

Chispa :
 In einem Spielhaus fand er dann
 Zur Nacht was ihn erboste,
 Chinilla nicht, sein Liebchen an,
 Wie sie mit Carlo koste
 [Hallo, hallo]1, mal so.

Soldaten :
 Hallo, hallo, mal so.

Chispa :
 Der Carlo war ein Wetterstrahl,
 Aus Wolkenschacht geboren,
 Er sprang vom Stuhl und schlug den Stahl
 Dem Kömmling um die Ohren.
 Hallo, hallo, mal so.

Soldaten :
 Hallo, hallo, mal so.


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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1 [sic]; the different writing of "hallo" from here on follows the score.

Submitted by Alberto Pedrotti

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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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Chant de Chispa", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Song of Chispa", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2003-10-19.
Last modified: 2014-07-27 01:17:56
Line count: 24
Word count: 97

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Song of Chispa

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Chispa (Mezzosoprano) :
 There was a slovenly chap
 In the land of Andalusia,
 Who knew more about fencing and dagger stabs
 Than anyone else.
 Hello, hello, that’s how it was.

Soldiers :
 Hello, hello, that’s how it was.

Chispa :
 Then one night in a casino
 He discovered something that enraged him,
 Chinilla, his beloved, was not waiting for him,
 She was carrying on with Carlo.
 Hello, hello, that’s how it was.

Soldiers :
 Hello, hello, that’s how it was.

Chispa :
 Carlo was like a lightning bolt
 Born from a bank of clouds,
 He leapt from his stool and whacked his sword
 About the ears of this interloper.
 Hello, hello, that’s how it was.

Soldiers :
 Hello, hello, that’s how it was.


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Text added to the website: 2014-07-27.
Last modified: 2014-07-27 01:17:02
Line count: 24
Word count: 123