Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Lord! I married me a wife
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE GER
Lord! I married me a wife!
She gave me trouble all my life!
Made me work in the cold rain and snow.


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: "Seigneur, j'ai épousé une femme !", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , title unknown, copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Virginia Knight

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:54
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Word count: 22

Seigneur, j'ai épousé une femme !
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
Seigneur, j'ai épousé une femme !
Elle m'a donné des ennuis toute ma vie !
M'a fait travailler dans la pluie et la neige froides.


  • Translation from English to French (Français) copyright © 2015 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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Text added to the website: 2015-08-29 00:00:00
Last modified: 2015-08-31 13:08:42
Line count: 3
Word count: 25