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Wer nicht liebt Weib, Wein und Gesang

Language: German

Wer nicht liebt [Weib, Wein]1 und Gesang,
Der bleibt ein Narr sein Lebenlang.

Translation(s): ENG ITA

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Referred to by L. Waldmann's song Luther's Wahrspruch
1 Kraus: "Wein, Weib"


    * by 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. [
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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):
    * ENG English (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , "Four-part canon"
    * ITA Italian (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Consiglio per la salute", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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