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Der Tod

Language: German (Deutsch)

Der Tod ist'n eigener Mann.
Er streift den Dingen dieser Welt
ihre Regenbogenhaut ab,
und schließt das Auge zu Tränen
und das Herz zu Nüchternheit auf!

Man kann sich von ihm
freilich auch verblüffen lassen
und der Dinge zu viel tun,
und gewöhnlich ist das der Fall,
wenn man bis dahin zu wenig getan hat.

Aber er ist's eigener Mann,
und ein guter Professor Moralium!
Und es ist ein großer Gewinn,
alles, was man tut,
wie vor seinem Katheder
und unten seinen Augen zu tun.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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 between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:24

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Word count: 85

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