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Was machst du mir

Language: German (Deutsch)

MEPHISTOPHELES (Singt zur Zither)
 Was machst du mir
 Vor Liebchens Tür,
 Kathrinchen, hier
 Bei frühem Tagesblicke?
 Lass, lass es sein!
 Er lässt dich ein
 Als Mädchen ein,
 Als Mädchen nicht zurücke. 

 Nehmt euch in Acht
 Ist es vollbracht,
 Dann gute Nacht,
 Ihr armen, armen Dinger!
 Habt ihr euch lieb,
 Tut keinem Dieb
 Nur nichts zu lieb,
 Als mit dem Ring am Finger.

Translation(s): FRE ITA

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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)

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  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Ma cosa fai", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:30

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Word count: 62

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Devant la maison

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

Devant la maison
De celui qui t'adore,
Petite [Lison]1,
Que fais-tu, dès l'aurore?

Au signal du plaisir,
Dans la chambre du drille,
Tu peux bien entrer fille,
Mais non fille en sortir.

Il te tend les bras,
[A lui tu cours bien vite]2,
Bonne nuit, hélas!
[Bonne nuit, ma petite!]3

Près du moment fatal
Fait grande résistance,
S'il ne t'offre d'avance, 
Un anneau conjugal!

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Note: Berlioz, op. 24 begins
Maintenant chantons à cette belle
une chanson morale
pour la perdre plus sûrement.
1 Berlioz: "Louison"
2 Berlioz: "Près de lui tu cours vite"
3 Berlioz: "Ma petite, bonne nuit"

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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)

Text added to the website: 2003-11-03 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:57

Line count: 16
Word count: 64