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Es sprach zu mir Frau Minne "In deinem Herzen drinne Hast du der Kammern zwei. Das wären just zwei Nester Für mich und meine Schwester; Wir ziehen ein im Mai." Die Rosenknospen sprangen, Frau Minne kam gegangen In ihrer Herrlichkeit. Und als sie eingezogen, Wie war ich da betrogen! Die Schwester war das Leid. Ich habe Beider Plagen Als Hausherr still ertragen Bis zu der Martinsgans, Allda Frau Minne schnürte Ihr Bündelein und kürte Sich einen andern Hans. Es war um Sanct Sylvester, Und Leid, der Liebe Schwester, Sass immer noch im Haus. Da sprach ich kurz und bündig: "Ich bin der Herr und kündig'," Und warf das Leid hinaus.
Confirmed with Von der Landstrasse. Lieder von Rudolf Baumbach , Sechzehntes Tausend, Leipzig: Verlag von A.G. Liebeskind, 1896, pages 102-103.
- by Rudolph Baumbach (1840 - 1905), "Hausrecht", appears in Von der Landstrasse. Lieder. [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Adolf Arensen (b. 1855), "Hausrecht", op. 6, Heft 1 no. 2, published 1897 [ baritone and piano ], from Spielmannslieder von R. Baumbach, no. 2, Berlin: Ries & Erler [sung text not yet checked]
- by Emil Hess , "Hausrecht", published 1884 [ voice and piano ], from Vier Gesänge für 1 Singstimme mit Pianofortebegleitung, no. 3, Wien, Wetzler [sung text not yet checked]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Domiciliary rights", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]
This text was added to the website: 2020-02-24
Line count: 24
Word count: 110
Mistress Love said to me: "Within your heart You have two chambers. Those would be just [the perfect] two nests For me and my sister; We shall take up residence in May." The rosebuds were bursting, Mistress Love came along In all her glory. And when she had moved in, How was I betrayed! The sister was Suffering. The plaguing of both of them I, the landlord, bore quietly Until [the time of] St. Martin’s goose; At that time Mistress Love tied up Her bundle and selected Another fool for herself. It was around New Year’s Eve, And Suffering, the sister of Love, Was still sitting in the house. Thereupon I spoke, short and sweet: "I am the landlord and I give you notice," And I evicted Suffering.
Translator's note for stanza 3, line 3: St. Martin's Day is celebrated on November 11. Traditionally a goose is eaten to celebrate this feast day. Note for stanza 4, line 1, St. Silvester’s feast day is December 31.
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- a text in German (Deutsch) by Rudolph Baumbach (1840 - 1905), "Hausrecht", appears in Von der Landstrasse. Lieder.
This text was added to the website: 2020-03-06
Line count: 24
Word count: 128