by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Ach, arme welt, du trügest mich
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Ach, arme welt, du trügest mich,
jo, dz bekenn ich eygenlich
vnd kan dich doch nit meyden.

Du valsche welt, du seist nit wor,
din schin zergat, dz weiß ich zwor,
mit we vnd grossem liden.

Din er, din gůt, du arme welt,
am tod an rehten nöten velt,
din schatz ist ytel valsches gelt,
des hilf mir, herr, ze fryden!

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Confirmed with Das deutsche Kirchenlied, ed. by Philipp Wackernagel, Stuttgart: S. G. Liesching, 1841. No. 173, page 184. Appears in Lieder von unbekannten Dichtern aus der erstern Hälfte des XV. Jahrhunderts, no. 780, page 658. Note: Eduard Richard Mueller suggested in 1888 that this poem might be by Heinrich von Laufenberg, but many scholars maintain the anonymity of the author.


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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), adapted by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist [an adaptation] CAT DUT DUT ENG FRE ; composed by Johannes Brahms.

Researcher for this text: Melanie Trumbull

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