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Sie saßen und tranken am Teetisch

Language: German (Deutsch)

Sie saßen und tranken am Teetisch
Und sprachen von Liebe viel.
Die Herren, die waren ästhetisch,
Die Damen von zartem Gefühl.

Die Liebe muß sein platonisch,
Der dürre Hofrat sprach.
Die Hofrätin lächelt ironisch,
und dennoch seufzte sie: Ach!

Der Domherr öffnet den Mund weit:
Die Liebe sei nicht zu roh,
Sie schadet sonst der Gesundheit
Das Fräulein lispelt: Wie so?

Die Gräfin spricht wehmütig:
Die Liebe ist ein Passion!
Und präsentieret gütig
Die Tasse dem Herrn Baron.

Am Tische war noch ein Plätzchen,
Mein Liebchen, da hast du gefehlt.
Du hättest so hübsch, mein Schätzchen,
Von deiner Liebe erzählt.


Translation(s): ENG FRE FRE FRE GRE

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About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 154.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Pierre Mathé [Guest Editor]

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Assis autour d'une table de thé

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Assis autour d'une table de thé, 
ils parlaient beaucoup de l'amour. 
Les hommes faisaient de l'esthétique, 
les dames faisaient du sentiment.

» L'amour doit être platonique, 
« dit le maigre conseiller. 
La conseillère sourit ironiquement, 
et cependant elle soupira tout bas : » Hélas ! «

Le chanoine ouvrit une large bouche : 
» L'amour ne doit pas être trop sensuel ! 
autrement il nuit à la santé. 
« La jeune demoiselle murmura : » Pourquoi donc ? «

La comtesse dit d'un air dolent : 
» L'amour est une passion ! 
« Et elle présenta poliment 
une tasse à M. le baron.

Il y avait encore à la table 
une petite place ! ma chère, tu y manquais. 
Toi, tu aurais si bien dit 
ton opinion sur l'amour !


About the headline (FAQ)

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Buch der Lieder, in Lyrisches Intermezzo, no. 50 ENG GRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Franz Xaver Gardeweg, Bernd Hänschke, Adalbert Laszky, Norbert Laufer, Abraham DIrk Loman, James Rothstein, Johann Vesque von Püttlingen. Go to the text.

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