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Und wärst du, Traute, ein Engelein

Language: German (Deutsch)

Und wärst du, Traute, ein Engelein
Und hättest Flügel bekommen
Und trügest um's Haupt einen Heiligenschein,
Dann ginge ich unter die Frommen,
Dann läs' ich täglich mein Brevier
Bei Orgel und Glockengebimmel,
Auf dass Sact Peter mich zu dir
Einliesse in den Himmel.

Und wärst du, Traute, ein Teufelein
Mit Hörnchen unter den Haaren,
Dem Bösen verschrieb' ich die Seele mein
Und thät' in die Hölle fahren.
Dann glitten wir über den Feuersee
Im sänftlich schaukelnden Kahne
Und tränken duftigen Schwefelthee
Mit des Teufels würdiger Ahne.

Du bist kein Engel im Glorienschein,
Du bist keine Teufelinne,
Du hast als Evas Töchterlein
Die glückliche Mitte inne.
Zur Hölle nicht noch himmelwärts
Ich meine Schritte lenke;
Der Wirthin Kind besitzt mein Herz,
Mein Weg geht nach der Schenke.

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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)

Text added to the website: 2010-09-23 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:01

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Word count: 126

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