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Das Bettelmädchen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Das Bettelmädchen lauscht am Thor,
Es friert sie gar zu sehr;
Der junge Ritter tritt hervor,
Er wirft ihr hin den Mantel
Und spricht: was willst du mehr? 

Das Mädchen sagt kein einzig Wort,
Es friert sie gar zu sehr;
Dann geht sie stolz und glühend fort 
Und läßt den Mantel liegen,
Und spricht:  ich will Nichts mehr!

Confirmed with Friedrich Hebbel: Sämmtliche Werke, sechster Band, Berlin: B. Behr's Verlag, 1902. Appears in Balladen und Verwandtes, page 181.

Submitted by Melanie Trumbull


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