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Die Jahre

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Jahre sind allerliebste Leut' :
Sie brachten gestern, sie bringen heut,
Und so verbringen wir Jüngern eben
Das allerliebste [Schlaraffenleben]1.
Und dann fällt's den Jahren auf einmal ein,
Nicht mehr wie sonst bequem zu sein ;
Wollen nicht mehr schenken, wollen nicht mehr borgen,
Sie nehmen heute, sie nehmen morgen.

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1 Howe: "Schlaraffen Leben"

Submitted by Barbara Miller


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