Translation © by Linda Godry

Die Harmonie in der Ehe
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE SPA
O wunderbare harmonie,
was Er will, will auch Sie.
Er zechet gern, sie auch,
er spielet gern, sie auch,
er zählt Dukaten gern,
und machet den große Herrn,
auch das ist ihr Gebrauch.
O wunderbare harmonie!

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  • ENG English (Linda Godry) , "Harmony in marriage", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "L'harmonie dans le mariage", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elena María Accinelli) , "La armonía en el matrimonio", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Marieke T. de Heer

This text was added to the website: 2004-11-16
Line count: 8
Word count: 36

Harmony in marriage
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Oh, wonderful harmony,
what he desires, she desires as well.
He enjoys a drink, she too,
he likes cards, she too,
He likes quick money,
and to act the big shot
and so does she.
Oh, wonderful harmony.

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This text was added to the website: 2005-04-27
Line count: 8
Word count: 38