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Der Fromme

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es ging der fromme Herr Kaplan,
Nachdem er bereits viel Gutes getan,
In stiller Betrachtung der schönen Natur
Einst zur Erholung durch die Flur.

Und als er kam an den Waldessaum,
Da rief der Kuckuck lustig vom Baum:
«Wünsche guten Abend, Herr Kollege!»
Der Storch dagegen, nicht weit vom Wege,
Steigt in der Wiese auf und ab
Und spricht verdrießlich: «Plapperapapp!

Gäb's lauter Pfaffen lobesam,
Ich wäre längst schon flügellahm!»
Man sieht, daß selbst der frömmste Mann
Nicht allen Leuten gefallen kann.

Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani


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: 2009-04-20T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:03:11
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