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Der bescheidene Schäfer

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

Mein Schäfer, ach! der ist bescheiden!
Er liebt mich, zärtlich liebt er mich;
Der Inbegriff von seinen Freuden,
Sagt er mir [öfters]1, sei nur ich.
Doch [ist er allezeit]2 bescheiden.

Jüngst ließ die Mutter uns [alleine]3:
Was denkst du, ist alsdann geschehn?
Da stand er starr gleich einem Steine,
Guckt in den Hut und wollte gehn;
Und ach, wir waren ganz alleine!

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Note for line 1-3: in an earlier edition of Marx's score, this was "von seiner"
1 Marx: "öfter"
2 Marx: "bleibt er alle Zeit"
3 Marx: "allein"

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Le berger timide", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Le berger timide

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Mon berger, ah ! il est timide !
Il m'aime, tendrement, tendrement il m'aime !
Le sommet de sa joie,
Il me dit souvent, si seulement je, seulement je :
Mais il est toujours timide, timide.

Un fois ma mère nous a laissés tout seuls :
Que penses-tu qu'il est arrivé ?
Il se tenait là comme une pierre,
Regardait son chapeau et décida de partir,
Et hélas !, hélas ! nous étions seuls, tout seuls.

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Text added to the website: 2016-07-05.
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