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Höre den Rat, den die Leier tönt

Language: German (Deutsch)

Höre den Rat, den die Leier tönt,
doch er nutzet nur, wenn du fähig bist.
Das glücklichste Wort, es wird verhöhnt,
wenn der Hörer ein Schiefohr ist.

"Was tönt denn die Leier?" Sie tönet laut:
Die schönste, das ist nicht die beste Braut;
doch wenn wir dich unter uns zählen sollen,
so mußt du das Schönste, das Beste wollen.

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