Wer nicht liebt Weib, Wein und Gesang
Wer nicht liebt [Weib, Wein]1 und Gesang,
Der bleibt ein Narr sein Lebenlang.
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Referred to by L. Waldmann's song Luther's Wahrspruch
1 Kraus: "Wein, Weib"
Martin Luther (1483-1546)
, title unknown, a saying that first appeared in Wandsbecher Bote, 1775, No. 75, p. 300; then in the Musenalmanach, 1777, of Johann Heinrich Voss, who may merely have claimed Luther to have said it.
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text),
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by Alexander Julius Paul Dorn (1833-1901)
, "Wer nicht liebt Wein, Weib und Gesang", subtitle: "Walzer", published 1879 [voice and piano], Berlin, Sulzbach
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
by Joseph Martin Kraus (1756-1792)
by Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg (1760-1802)
, "Canon a 4", published 1803, from the collection Kleine Balladen und Lieder, Heft V, no. 16.
, "Four-part canon"
, "Consiglio per la salute", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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