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Einst kam der Bock als Bote

Language: German (Deutsch)

Einst kam der Bock als Bote
Zum Rosenkavalier an's Haus,
Er klopft mit seiner Pfote,
Den Eingang wehrt ein Rosenstrauss.

Der Strauss sticht seine Dornen schnell
Dem Botenbock durch's dicke Fell.
[O Bock]1, zieh mit gesenktem Sterz
Hinterwärts, hinterwärts!


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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1 in the repetition of this line, Strauss has "O Bock, o Botenbock"

Submitted by Matthias Fletzberger

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Une fois le bouc vint comme messager", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , no title, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Last modified: 2014-09-13 15:09:55
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