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Ist als wenn eins gerufen hätt

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ist als wenn eins gerufen hätt,
Die Stimme war schwach,
und doch recht klar,
Hilf Gott daß es nit meine Mutter war.

Ist gar ein alt, gebrechlich Weib,
Möcht daß der Anblick erspart ihr bleib.
O nur soviel erbarm dich mein,
Laß das nit meine Mutter sein!

Translation(s): FIN FRE

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Submitted by Margo Briessinck


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):

  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "C'était comme si quelqu'un avait appelé", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:34
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C'était comme si quelqu'un avait appelé

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

C'était comme si quelqu'un avait appelé,
La voix était faible,
Et pourtant tout à fait claire,
Dieu fais que ce ne soit pas ma mère.

C'est une vieille femme frêle,
Puisse cette vue l'épargner.
Oh, aie pitié de moi,
Que ce ne soit pas ma mère !

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Text added to the website: 2018-09-30.
Last modified: 2018-09-30 12:46:03
Line count: 8
Word count: 47