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Die Ursache

Language: German (Deutsch)

Auf einer Rasenbank, 
Bei dem Schalmeienklang,
Bei Rosen und Narzissen
Und bei Vergißmeinnicht: 
Da wollt' ich Liebchen küssen,
Und Liebchen wollte nicht.

Am Bächlein spiegelrein,
Beim trauten Mondenschein,
Der lauten Welt entrissen,
Wo Philomele spricht,
Da wollt' ich Liebchen küssen,
Und Liebchen wollte nicht.

Im glänzend hellen Saal,
Beim reichbesetzten Mahl, 
Ja, bei Champagnergüssen,
Vor Aller Angesicht:
Da wollt' ich Liebchen küssen,
Und Liebchen wollte nicht.

Warum denn keinen Kuß? 
Fragt' ich sie voll Verdruß;
Da schlug ihr das Gewissen,
Und sie sprach, zitternd fast:
Ich kann Dich jetzt nicht küssen,
Weil Du den Schnupfen hast!

Confirmed with Gedichte von Adolf Glaßbrenner, Fünfte vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage, Berlin, Verlag von B. Brigl, 1870, page 59.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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