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Der stille Trinker

Language: German (Deutsch)

Sie schwenkten die Kannen
und priesen die Mädchen,
Marien und Annen,
Lieschen  und Kätchen.
Nur einer sass
in der Ecke allein,
stumm, beim Wein;
der musst' wohl ohne Liebchen sein. 

Die Wächter riefen
und bliesen zwei;
die Zecher schliefen
auf Stroh und Heu. 

Der stille Trinker
allein nicht schlief,
stand auf und lief:
wohin? weiss ich?
Stille Wasser sind tief!

Submitted by Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor]


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: 2009-04-28 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:13
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