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Language: German (Deutsch)

An meiner Seite die Jungfer Glück,
Und im Herzen da lacht mir der Hohn,
So wander' ich über die Sorgenbrück,
Ob die Dummen auch hundertmal drohn.
Und ein Schelm hat ein Auge wie meines so hell,
Vor lauter Übermut juckt ihm das Fell,
Denn der Teufel, der teuflisch das Gnick euch bricht,
knick   --   knack,   --
Weiß Gott, der kriegt mich nicht!  

Es fliegt mein Hut in die purpurne Luft   --   juh!
Denn ich plumpse noch nicht so bald in die Gruft   --   juh!
Meine Seele ist voll wie ein Faß!  
Ob ihr nörgelt und schreit, ist mir ganz einerlei  -- 
Jungfer Glück bleibt mir treu bis zum Tod:  
Wir haben die Welt in der Tasche, wir zwei,
Und lachen den Teufel tot,
juh   --   huh!
Und lachen den Teufel tot!

Confirmed with Franz Evers, Hohe Lieder, Berlin: Schuster & Loeffler, 1896. Appears in Lieder und Gesänge, page 47.

Submitted by Melanie Trumbull


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: 2018-06-05 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2018-06-05 21:59:40

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