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Himmel grau und wochentäglich!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Himmel grau und wochentäglich!
Auch die Stadt ist noch dieselbe!
Und noch immer blöd und kläglich
Spiegelt sie sich in der Elbe.

Lange Nasen, noch langweilig
Werden sie wie sonst geschneuzet,
Und das duckt sich noch scheinheilig,
Oder bläht sich, stolz gespreizet.

Schöner Süden! wie verehr ich
Deinen Himmel, deine Götter,
Seit ich diesen Menschenkehricht
Wiederseh, und dieses Wetter!

Translation(s): FRE

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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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title unknown, copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-04-23.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:41
Line count: 12
Word count: 59

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Ciel gris et quotidien !

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Ciel gris et quotidien !
La ville est pareille !
Bête et lamentable
Elle se mire toujours dans l'Elbe.

Les longs nez, quelle barbe,
Il faudra comme d'habitude les moucher,
Et on se baissera hypocritement,
Ou on se bombera fièrement le torse.

Joli sud ! Comme je vénère
Ton ciel, tes dieux,
Depuis que je vois à nouveau
Ces déchets d'humanité et ce temps !

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Text added to the website: 2011-03-18.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:18
Line count: 12
Word count: 65