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Hat einmal ein Mädel die Muhme gefragt

Language: German (Deutsch)

Hat einmal ein Mädel die Muhme gefragt,
  Was Liebe denn eigentlich sei?
Da machte die Alte ein pfiffig Gesicht
  Und lachte so eigen dabei.
«Die Liebe? Das ist ein verschlossener Schrein,
  Sieht außen gar unschuldig aus,
Doch hebst du im Fürwitz den Deckel, mein Kind
  Springt hurtig ein Teufelchen 'raus.»
Das Mägdlein ist gangen, es ließ ihm der Spruch
  Der Alten nicht Frieden noch Ruh,
Stand bald mit dem [lustigen]1 Teufelein
  Im Kästchen: «Auf Du, und Du!»

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1 Reger: "hurtigen"

Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani


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: 2008-07-06 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:15

Line count: 12
Word count: 77

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