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Das Alter

Language: German (Deutsch)

Das Alter ist ein höflich Mann:
Einmal übers andre klopft er an;
Aber nun sagt niemand: Herein!
Und vor der Türe will er nicht sein.
Da klingt er auf, tritt ein so schnell,
Und nun heißts, er sei ein grober Gesell.


Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , "Old Age", copyright © 1989, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2007-05-13 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:22

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Word count: 41

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