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Der Zufriedene

Language: German (Deutsch)

Zwar schuf das Glück hienieden
Mich weder reich noch groß,
Allein ich bin zufrieden,
Wie mit dem schönsten Loos!

So ganz nach meinem Herzen
Ward mir ein Freund vergönnt;
Denn Küssen, Trinken Scherzen,
Ist auch sein Element.

Mit ihm wird froh und weise
Manch Fläschchen ausgeleert;
Denn auf der Lebensreise
Ist Wein das beste Pferd.

Wenn mir bey diesem Loose
Nun auch ein trüb'res fällt,
So denk' ich: keine Rose
Blüht dornlos in der Welt.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Blümchen der Einsamkeit. Von Christian Ludwig Reissig. Wien, auf Kosten und im Verlag bey Johann Baptist Wallishausser. 1809, page 62.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "El satisfet", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De tevredene", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The contented one", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le satisfait", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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De tevredene

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Wel schonk 't geluk tot heden
Mij macht noch paradijs,
Maar toch ben ik tevreden,
Als met de mooiste prijs.
 
Precies volgens mijn wensen
Werd 'k met een vriend verwend,
Want kussen, drinken, schertsen
Doet hij ook heel fervent.
 
Met hem wordt 't glas geheven
En weinig wijn bewaard!
Want op de reis van 't leven
Is wijn het beste paard.
 
Als uit Pandora's doosje
Nu iets mijn prijs verknoeit,
Dan denk ik: niet één roosje
Heeft zonder doorns gebloeid.


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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2008 by Lau Kanen, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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