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Wenn ich ein Bettelmann wär

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wenn ich ein Bettelmann wär
Käm ich zu Dir,
Säh Dich gar bittend an
Was gäbst Du mir? –

Der Pfennig hilft mir nicht
Nimm ihn zurück,
Goldner als golden glänzt
Allen Dein Blick;

Und was Du allen gibst
Gebe nicht mir
Nur was mein Aug begehrt
Will ich von Dir.

Bettler wie helf ich Dir? –
Sprächst Du nur so,
Dann wär im Herzen ich
Glücklich und froh.

Laufst auf Dein Kämmerlein
Holst ein Paar Schuh
Die sind mir viel zu klein,
Sieh einmal zu. –

Sieh nur wie klein sie sind
Drücken mich sehr,
Jungfrau süß lächelst Du
O gib mir mehr.

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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)

  • by Heinrich August Marschner (1795 - 1861), "Wenn ich ein Bettelmann wär'", op. 132 ([Vier] Lieder von Clemens Brentano für Sopran oder Tenor) no. 1, published 1846 [soprano or tenor and piano], Hamburg, Schuberth und Co. [
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