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Schlimme Geschichte

Language: German (Deutsch)

Mußt 's auch grad so dunkel sein
An der Weißdornhecke!
War nicht Mond- nicht [Sternenschein]1,
Stand der Liebste ganz allein
Wartend an der Ecke.

Rothe Rosen in der Hand,
Kam ich still gegangen,
Griff mich ein's am Schürzenband --
Eh' ich noch ein Wörtchen fand,
War ich schon gefangen.

Knurrend lag ein wildes Thier
Auf den Treppenstufen,
Schloß der Liebste schnell die Thür,
Schob auch noch den Riegel für --
Sollt ich etwa rufen?


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Anna Ritter, Leipzig: Verlag von A.G. Liebeskind, 1898, page 13

1 Reger: "Sonnenschein"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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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 (Sharon Krebs) , "Dire story", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Terrible histoire", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2011-07-06.
Last modified: 2018-02-15 01:20:26
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Word count: 72

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