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Language: German (Deutsch)

Von wem ich es habe, das sag' ich euch nicht,
Das Kind in meinem Leib. -
Pfui! speit ihr aus: die Hure da! -
Bin doch ein ehrlich Weib.

Mit wem ich mich traute, das sag' ich euch nicht.
Mein Schatz ist lieb und gut,
Trägt er eine goldene Kett' am Hals,
Trägt er einen strohernen Hut.

Soll Spott und Hohn getragen sein,
Trag' ich allein den Hohn.
Ich kenn' ihn wohl, er kennt mich wohl,
Und Gott weiß auch davon.

Herr Pfarrer und Herr Amtmann ihr,
Ich bitte, laßt mich in Ruh!
Es ist mein Kind, es bleibt mein Kind,
Ihr gebt mir ja nichts dazu.

Translation(s): RUS

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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)

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:30
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