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Language: German (Deutsch)

Bewährt den Forscher der Natur
Ein frei und ruhig Schauen,
So folge Meßkunst seiner Spur
Mit Vorsicht und Vertrauen.

Zwar mag in Einem Menschenkind
Sich Beides auch vereinen:
Doch daß es zwei Gewerbe sind,
Das läßt sich nicht verneinen.


Es war einmal ein braver Koch,
Geschickt im Appretiren;
Dem fiel es ein, er wollte doch
Als Jäger sich geriren.

Er zog bewehrt zu grünem Wald,
Wo manches Wildbret haus'te,
Und einen Kater schoß er bald,
Der junge Vögel schmaus'te.

Sah ihn für einen Hasen an
Und ließ sich nicht bedeuten,
Pastetete viel Würze dran
Und setzt' ihn vor den Leuten.

Doch manche Gäste das verdroß,
Gewisse feine Nasen:
Die Katze, die der Jäger schoß,
Macht nie der Koch zum Hasen.

Translation(s): ENG

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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):

  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , "Pâté of Cat Pies", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-02-02 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:33

Line count: 25
Word count: 121

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