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Hans an Veit

Language: German (Deutsch)

Seitdem mir's Gretchen angetan,
kann ich dir nicht mehr lachen;
so fröhlich war im Dorf kein Mann,
ich konnte Schnaken machen!
Nun ist mir's schwer hier in der Brust,
in allen Sinnen trübe;
ich träumte nicht einmal von Lust;
der Teufel hohl' die Liebe!

Das Mädchen ist so wunderlich,
ich kann dir's gar nicht sagen;
sia quält, sie neckt, sie hundelt mich,
es ist nicht zu ertragen.
Bald wär's ihr, wenn ich giunge, recht,
bald wieder, wenn ich bliebe.
Oh über's närrische Geschlecht! --
Der Teufel hohl' die Liebe!

Seh'ich mit abdern sie vertraut,
nur wenig schmunzeln, scherzen,
gleich krieg'ich eine Gänsehaut,
mir stockt das Blut im Herzen;
es wird das Fleisch am Leibe mir
so holzig wie die Rübe;
ja Veit, ich wiederhohl' es dir:
der Teufel hohl' die Liebe!

Note: the Goethe Museum catalog indicates the author as "Sp[iege]l"

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: 2007-03-27 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:21

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