Translation © by Bertram Kottmann

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

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 3
Word count: 22

Gott! Mein Weib ‑ kein guter Fang!
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Gott! Mein Weib - kein guter Fang!
Sie plagte mich ein Leben lang!
Ließ mich schuften in Regen und Schnee.

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This text was added to the website: 2015-09-09
Line count: 3
Word count: 20