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Bei einem Wirte, wundermild

Language: German (Deutsch)

Bei einem Wirte, wundermild,
Da war ich [jüngst zu Gaste]1,
Ein gold'ner Apfel war sein Schild
An einem [langen]2 Aste.

Es war der gute Apfelbaum,
Bei dem ich eingekehret,
Mit [süsser]3 Kost und frischem Schaum
Hat er mich wohl genähret.

Es kamen in sein grünes Haus
Viel leichtbeschwingte Gäste;
Sie sprangen frei und hielten Schmaus
Und sangen auf das Beste.

Ich fand ein Bett zu süsser Ruh
Auf weichen grünen Matten;
Der Wirt, er deckte selbst mir zu
Mit seinem [kühlen]2 Schatten.

Nun fragt' ich nach der Schuldigkeit,
Da schüttelt' er den Wipfel.
Gesegnet sei er allezeit
Von der Wurzel bis zum Gipfel.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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1 Burgmüller: "einst zu Gast"
2 R. Strauss, 1871: "grünen" [corrected by his father on the manuscript]
3 R. Strauss, 1871: "frischer" [corrected by his father on the manuscript]

Submitted by Peter Donderwinkel


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 (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Stopping at an inn", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Halte", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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