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O weh, du arger Wirth im Schwan!

Language: German (Deutsch)

O weh, du arger Wirth im Schwan! 
Mein Herze schwimmt in Trauer. 
Wie ist dein Kind so wohlgethan, 
Wie ist dein Wein so sauer! 
Ach, wenn sie eine Kanne bringt,
So gleicht sie einem Engel,
Der Bilsenkraut und Nesseln schwingt
Statt duft'ger Lilienstengel.

Als Muhamed der Muselman
Den Rebensaft verboten, 
Hat er gewiss zuvor im Schwan 
Getrunken deinen Rothen.
Hier ist das Zechgeld; streich' es ein
Und spare deine Kreide. 
Mein Name neben solchem Wein,
Das thät' mir ewig leide.

Fahr wohl du mit dem goldnen Haar 
Und mit den Kirschenlippen! 
Wie Mädel, willst du am Ende gar 
An meinem Becher nippen? 
So trink ihn aus bis auf den Grund! 
Ich hebe meine Füsse.
Es macht der schönste Rosenmund 
Den sauren Wein nicht süsse. 

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Von der Landstrasse. Lieder von Rudolf Baumbach. Zweites Tausend, Leipzig, Verlag von A. G. Liebeskind, 1882, pages 32-33.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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