The LiederNet Archive
WARNING. Not all the material on this website is in the public domain.
It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.
For more information, contact us at the following address:
licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net

«Ach, wer möchte einsam trinken

Language: German (Deutsch)

«Ach, wer möchte einsam trinken, 
Ohne Rede, Rundgesang, 
Ohne an die Brust zu sinken 
Einem Freund im Wonnedrang?» 

Ich; - die Freunde sind zu selten; 
Ohne Denken trinkt das Tier, 
Und ich lad aus andern Welten 
Lieber meine Gäste mir. 

Wenn im Wein Gedanken quellen, 
Wühlt ihr mir den Schlamm empor, 
Wie des Ganges heilge Wellen 
Trübt ein Elefantenchor. 

Dionys in Vaterarme 
Mild den einzlen Mann empfing, 
Der, gekränket von dem Schwarme, 
Nach Eleusis opfern ging.

About the headline (FAQ)

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: 2008-07-04.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:20
Line count: 16
Word count: 76

Gentle Reminder
This website began in 1995 as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since 2008. Our research has never had any government or institutional funding, so if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust

Browse (Petrucci Music Library) for Lieder or choral works