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Auf dem Land und in der Stadt

Language: German (Deutsch)

Erwin
 Auf dem Land und in der Stadt
 Hat man eitel Plagen,
 Muß ums Bißchen, was man hat,
 Sich mit'm Nachbar schlagen.
 Rings auf Gottes Erde weit
 Ist nur Hunger, Kummer, Neid,
 Dich hinauszutreiben.

Bernardo
 Erdennoth ist keine Noth
 Als dem Feig- und Matten.
 Arbeit schafft Dir täglich Brod,
 Dach und Fach und Schatten.
 Rings, wo Gottes Sonne scheint,
 Findst ein Mädchen, findst einen Freund,
 Lass' uns immer bleiben!


Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Goethe's Werke nach den vorzüglichsten Quellen revidirte Ausgabe, Dritter Theil, Gedichte, herausgegeben und mit Anmerkungen begleitet von Dr. Fr. Strehlke, Berlin, Gustav Hempel, 1868, pages 71-72.

Modernized spelling would change "Erdennoth" to "Erden Not" and "Noth" to "Not"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "In the country and the city", copyright ©


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