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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

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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)


Text added to the website: 2007-03-27 00:00:00.

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

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