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Beim Tanze

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

Trallalla! mein Liebchen!
Was [hast]1 mir nicht gesagt,
Daß krank mein Liebster worden,
Hätt' ich Leckerbißchen
[Zur Labung ihm]2 geboten:
Vom Mückchen, das Rippenstückchen,
Vom Fliegelein, das Seelchen klein,
Vom Krebse zwei Bein',
Ein Becherlein mit Branntewein,
Ihm zum Geschenke,
Daß satt sich tränke
Der Liebste mein!

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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1 Loewe: "hast du"
2 Loewe: "Ihm zur Nahrung"

Submitted by Andrew Shackleton and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "At the dance", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Pendant la danse", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2005-07-28 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:13

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Word count: 47

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Pendant la danse

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

Tralala ! mon bien-aimé !
Pourquoi ne m'as-tu pas dit
Que mon amour était malade ?
Des gourmandises je lui aurais
Offert pour son réconfort :
D'un moucheron, un morceau de côte,
D'une petite mouche, la petite âme,
D'un crabe, les deux jambes,
Un petit gobelet d'eau-de-vie,
Pour lui offrir,
Qu'il boive à satiété,
Mon bien-aimé !

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Text added to the website: 2017-06-10 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2017-06-10 15:00:51

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Word count: 57