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Philint stand jüngst vor Babets Thür

Language: German (Deutsch)

Philint stand jüngst vor [Babets]1 Thür
Und klopft', und rief: Ist niemand hier?
Ich bin Philint! Laßt mich hinein! --
Sie kam, und sprach: Nein, nein!

Er [seufzt', er bat]2 recht jämmerlich.
Nein! sagte sie, ich fürchte dich;
Es ist schon Nacht, ich bin allein:
Philint, es kann nicht sein!

Bekümmert [wollt']3 er wieder gehn:
Da hört' er schnell den Schlüssel drehn:
Er hört: Auf einen Augenblick!
Doch geh' auch gleich zurück!

Die Nachbarn plagt die Neugier sehr:
Sie warteten der Wiederkehr;
Er kam auch, doch erst Morgens früh.
Ey, ey! wie lachten sie!


Translation(s): DUT FRE ITA

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G. Benda sets stanzas 1, 3, 2, 4

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Confirmed with Kleine Lyrische Gedicte von C. F. Weiße, Carlsruhe, bey Christian Gottlieb Schmieder, 1778, p. 148.

1 Haydn: "Babetts"
2 Haydn: "seufzt' und bat"
3 Haydn: "will"

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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Marie-Claire Delay) , title 1: "Une histoire très ordinaire", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Una storia assai comune", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Une histoire très ordinaire

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

Philinte se tenait récemment devant la porte de Babette 
Et frappait et appelait : "il n’y a personne ?
C’est Philinte ! Laisse-moi entrer ! "
Elle vint et dit : "Non, non !"

Il soupira et redemanda d’une voix bien triste.
"Non", dit-elle, "j’ai peur de toi ;
C'est déjà la nuit, je suis seule :
Philinte, c’est impossible ! "

Attristé il veut passer son chemin,
Mais il entend vite tourner la clé ;
Il entend : " un instant seulement !
Puis tu partiras très vite ! "

La curiosité tourmenta beaucoup les voisins :
Ils attendaient son départ ;
Il partit d’ailleurs, mais de bon matin.
Eh, eh ! Comme ils riaient!


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