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Seltenes Glück

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ein Stand, der ohn Gefahr ist,
ein guter Ruhm, der wahr ist,
ein Capital, das baar ist,
ein Essen, das fein gar ist,
ein Trunck, der frisch und klar ist,
ein Weib, das guter Haar ist,
und unter zwanzig jahr ist,
wenn dies zusammen dar ist,
das heißt ein Glück, das rar ist.

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: "Rare luck", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Rara 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 10:01:46
Line count: 9
Word count: 53

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Rara fortuna

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the German (Deutsch)

Una condizione senza pericolo,
un buon nome, che sia vero,
un capitale in contanti,
un cibo squisito,
una bevanda fresca e limpida,
una donna dai bei capelli
e che non abbia più di vent'anni,
se si mette insieme tutto questo,
è una fortuna rara.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Michael Richey (1678 - 1761) 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.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:21
Line count: 9
Word count: 44