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In der Sonnengasse

Language: German (Deutsch)

In der Sonnengasse zu Sankt Goar,
da kämmt sich die Resi ihr schwarzes Haar,
sie lacht in den Spiegel verstohlenen Blicks,
silbern über ihrem [Bette]1 hängt ein Kruzifix.

Ihr Pantöffelchen klappert, ihr Schnürleib kracht:
Heute Nacht! Heute Nacht! Heute Nacht!

In der Sonnengasse zu Sankt Goar,
da wohnt ihr schrägüber ein junger Scholar,
der pfroppft sich in den Schädel lauter dummer Zeug,
schwarz auf seinem [Pulte]1 liegt der Pentateuch;

Da streift ihn die Sonne und sein Leder kracht:
Heute Nacht! Heute Nacht! Heute Nacht!

Translation(s): FRE

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Note: Goar is a village on the Rhine.
1 Jemnitz drops the final 'e'

Submitted by Peter Donderwinkel


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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Dans la ruelle du soleil", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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