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Bitt' ihn, o Mutter

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Spanish (Español)

Bitt' ihn, o Mutter,
bitte den Knaben,
nicht mehr zu zielen,
weil er mich tödtet.
Mutter, o Mutter,
die launische Liebe
höhnt und versöhnt mich,
flieht mich und zieht mich. 
Ich sah zwei Augen
am letzten Sonntag,
Wunder des Himmels,
Unheil der Erde. 
Was man sagt, o Mutter,
von Basilisken,
erfuhr mein Herze, da
ich sie sah. 
Bitt' ihn, o Mutter,
bitte den Knaben,
nicht mehr zu zielen,
weil er mich tödtet.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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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)

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

  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-11-20.
Last modified: 2014-11-19 23:03:29
Line count: 20
Word count: 72

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