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Vom Geldsack

Language: German (Deutsch)

[Mein Geldsack, ach!]1 welch' dünner Klang!
Bist viel zu weit, bist viel zu lang!
Dem Gulden wird so einsamlich,
Bald läßt der letzte dich im Stich,
Und auch der Heller schlüpft heraus
Im Nu wie eine Kirchenmaus! 
Mein Geldsack, mein Geldsack,
Mein armer, langer Geldsack! 

Nur du, mein Herz, bist viel zu klein!
Ging' jemals all mein Glück hinein?  -- 
Schlag freudig drum nicht minder fort,
Getrost mit deinem Schatz und Hort!
Wirst reicher nur, je mehr du gibst,
Und froher nur, je mehr du liebst!  
Mein Herz, du, mein Herz, du,
Was kümmert dich der Geldsack!

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Confirmed with Liederbuch von Friedrich Oser, Basel: Benno Schwabe, 1875. Appears in Vermischte Gedichte, no. 352, page 325.

1 Häser: "Ach mein Geldsack"; further changes may exist not shown above.

Submitted by Melanie Trumbull


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