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Sie haben wegen der Trunkenheit

Language: German (Deutsch)

Sie haben wegen der Trunkenheit
Vielfältig uns verklagt
Und haben von unsrer Trunkenheit
Lange nicht genug gesagt.
Gewöhnlich der Betrunkenheit
Erliegt man, bis es tagt;
Doch hat mich meine Betrunkenheit
In der Nacht umhergejagt.
Es ist die Liebestrunkenheit,
Die mich erbärmlich plagt,
Von Tag zu Nacht, von Nacht zu Tag
In meinem Herzen zagt,
Dem Herzen, das in Trunkenheit
Der Lieder schwillt und ragt,
Daß keine nüchterne Trunkenheit
Sich gleich zu heben wagt.
Lieb'-, Lied- und Weinestrunkenheit,
Ob's nachtet oder tagt,
Die göttlichste Betrunkenheit,
Die mich entzückt und plagt.

Translation(s): ENG FRE ITA

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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 (Knut W. Barde) , title 1: "They have complained about our drunkenness", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Di ubriachezza siamo stati...", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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