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Sang ein Bettlerpärlein am Schenkentor

Language: German (Deutsch)

Sang ein Bettlerpärlein am Schenkentor
Zwei geliebte Lippen an meinem Ohr.
»Schenkin, süße Schenkin,
Kredenz dem Paar,
Ihren Dürsten biete die Labung dar.«
Und ich bot sie willig, doch der böse Mann,
Biss mir wund die Lippen, und lachte dann:
»Ritzt der Gast dem Becher ein Zeichen ein,
Heißt's er ist zu eigen nur ihm allein.«

Translation(s): ENG 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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Michael P. Rosewall) , "Song of the maiden", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

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