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Der neidische Mond

Language: German (Deutsch)

Nun küsse mich, ich halte still,
Du lieber, lieber Mann,
Und zieht der Mond ein schief Gesicht --
Was geht's den Mond wohl an!
Ich glaube gar, den alten Herrn
Plagt nur der blasse Neid:
Der ginge lieber auch zu Zwei'n
Durch seine Ewigkeit.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Anna Ritter, Leipzig: Verlag von A.G. Liebeskind, 1898, page 18

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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) , "The envious moon", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "La lune jalouse", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-06-26.
Last modified: 2018-02-15 01:27:50
Line count: 8
Word count: 43

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La lune jalouse

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

Embrasse-moi maintenant, je reste immobile,
Toi cher, cher homme,
Et si la lune fait grise mine
Que nous importe la lune !

Je crois même qu'une pâle jalousie
Ne hante que les vieux messieurs :
Celui-ci préférerait aussi  être en couple
Tout au long de son éternité.

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En allemand la Lune est un substantif masculin


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Text added to the website: 2018-04-08.
Last modified: 2018-04-08 09:15:04
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Word count: 47