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Ade, mein Schatz, du mocht'st mich nicht

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ade, mein Schatz, du mocht'st mich nicht,
ich war dir zu geringe.
Einst wandelst du bei Mondenlicht 
und hörst ein süßes Klingen:
Ein Meerweib singt, die Nacht ist lau,
die stillen Wolken wandern,
da denk' an mich, 's ist meine Frau,
nun such' dir einen Andern!

Ade, ihr Landsknecht', Musketier'!
wir zieh'n auf wildem Roße,
das bäumt und überschlägt sich schier
vor manchem Felsenschloße.
Der Wassermann bei Blitzesschein
taucht auf in dunklen Nächten,
der Haifisch schnappt, die Möven schrei'n,
das ist ein lustig Fechten!

Streckt nur auf eurer Bärenhaut
daheim die faulen Glieder,
Gott Vater aus dem Fenster schaut,
schickt seine Sündflut wieder!
Feldwebel, Reiter, Musketier,
sie müssen all' ersaufen,
derweil mit frischem Winde wir
im Paradies einlaufen.

Translation(s): CAT ENG FRE ITA

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Seaman's Farewell", copyright ©
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "L'addio del marinaio", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "L'adieu du marin", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "L'adéu del mariner", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

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