Language: German (Deutsch)
Das Glück kömmt selten per Posta, zu Pferde
es geht zu Fusse, Schritt vor Schritt;
sein Eigensinn ist nicht zu zwingen;
man mag auch noch so sehr nach seiner Ankunft ringen;
es ändert darum nicht den langsam fortgesetzten tritt.
Translation(s): ENG ITA
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Submitted by Poppy Holden
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, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Poppy Holden) , title 1: "Luck", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "La fortuna", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:51
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Language: Italian (Italiano) after the German (Deutsch)
La fortuna viene raramente per posta, a cavallo,
va a piedi, passo dopo passo;
la sua caparbietà non si può costringere;
e non si può neanche farla venire per forza;
non cambia per questo il suo passo lento e regolare.
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- a text in German (Deutsch) by Daniel Stoppe (1697 - 1747) ENG
- This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Georg Philipp Telemann. Go to the text.
Text added to the website: 2007-05-09.
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