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So einer hat kein Zweigespann

Language: German (Deutsch)

So einer hat kein Zweigespann,
Der geh' zu Fusse stolz,
Und wer als Gold nicht trinken kann,
Der trinkt aus Thon und Holz. 

Ein Ritter bin ich freilich nicht,
Hab' weder Hoch noch Geld;
Mein Erbgut ist das Himmelslicht,
Dazu die weite Welt. 

Und wäre Gold und Silber mein,
Karfunkel und Topaz,
So trügst du nicht am Fingerlein
Den Ring mit buntem Glas. 

Doch funkelt in der Sonnengluth
Wie Diamant der Ring,
Und küssen kann ich grad so gut
Als wie ein Edeling.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Rudolf Baumbach, Spielmannslieder, Leipzig: A. G. Liebeskind, 1883, page 23.

Submitted by Melanie Trumbull


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: 2018-07-01 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2018-07-01 15:42:52

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