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Ein finstrer Esel sprach einmal

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ein finstrer Esel sprach einmal
zu seinem ehlichen Gemahl:

"Ich bin so dumm, du bist so dumm,
wir wollen sterben gehen, kumm!"

Doch wie es kommt so öfter eben:
Die beiden blieben fröhlich leben.


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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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 (Gary Bachlund) , title 1: "Mister and Missus Ass", rhymed paraphrase, copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Les deux ânes", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Mister and Missus Ass

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

A grim-faced ass spoke prayerfully
To his conjugal bride quite carefully:

"I am so dumb, you are so dumb,
We'll live our lives, then death with come."

But as the tale so oft will tell:
They were life-long happy, dumb yet well.


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Text added to the website: 2010-02-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:33
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