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Abschied

Language: German (Deutsch)

Unangeklopft ein Herr tritt Abends bei mir ein:
»Ich habe die Ehr', Ihr Rezensent zu sein!«
Sofort nimmt er das Licht in die Hand,
besieht lang meinen Schatten an der Wand,
rückt nah und fern: »Nun, lieber junger Mann,
sehn Sie doch gefälligst mal 
Ihre Nas' so von der Seite an!
Sie geben zu, daß das ein Auswuchs is'.«
Das? Alle Wetter - gewiß!
Ei Hasen! ich dachte nicht, all' mein Lebtage nicht,
daß ich so eine Weltsnase führt' im Gesicht!

Der Mann sprach noch [Verschiedenes]1 hin und her,
ich weiß, auf meine Ehre, nicht mehr;
meinte vielleicht, ich sollt' ihm beichten.
Zuletzt stand er auf; ich tat ihm leuchten.
Wie wir nun an der Treppe sind,
da geb' ich ihm, ganz frohgesinnt,
einen kleinen Tritt, 
nur so von hinten aufs Gesäße mit -
alle Hagel! ward das ein Gerumpel,
ein Gepurzel, ein Gehumpel!
Dergleichen hab' ich nie gesehn, 
all' mein Lebtage nicht gesehn
einen Menschen so rasch die Trepp' hinabgehn!


Translation(s): ENG FRE FRE ITA SPA

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1 Wolf: "Verschied'nes"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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 (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Farewell", copyright ©
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Gerardo Garciacano Hinojosa) (Simone von Büren) , title 1: "Despedida", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Congedo", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Adieu", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , title 1: "Adieu", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Congedo

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the German (Deutsch)

A sera si presenta un signore senza farsi annunciare:
"Di essere il suo critico mi è toccato l'onore!"
E subito con la mano il mio lume solleva,
e la mia ombra sul muro poi osserva,
da vicino, da lungi: "Bene, mio bel giovanotto,
potrà ben notare che questo suo naso
non ha certo un profilo perfetto!
Questa qui è proprio una vera escrescenza."
Questa? Perbacco - certo, pazienza!
E' proprio così! Da quando son nato mai avevo pensato
di avere un naso così pronunciato!

Quel tale poi di questo e di quello si mise a parlare,
non so più di che cosa, lo giuro sul mio onore;
forse credeva che gli avrei dato ragione.
Finalmente si alzò; verso il portone
lo accompagnai facendogli luce. Ma presso le scale
gli assestai allora, con sommo piacere,
un piccolo calcio,
proprio là sul sedere -
Corpo di mille bombe! Che gran rumore!
Un ruzzolare, un capitombolare!
Da quando sono al mondo mai avevo visto
qualcuno che scendesse le scale
così tanto veloce e così tanto presto.


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Text added to the website: 2011-03-01.
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