Bitteres zu sagen denkst du
[Bitteres]1 zu sagen denkst du;
Aber nun und nimmer kränkst du,
Ob du noch so böse bist.
Deine herben Redetaten
Scheitern an korall'ner Klippe,
Werden all zu reinen Gnaden,
Denn sie müssen, um zu schaden,
Schiffen über eine Lippe,
Die die Süße selber ist.
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1 Wolff: "Bitteres mir"
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text),
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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
, title unknown, copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
, "You are thinking of something bitter to say", copyright ©
, "Bitt're taal te spreken denk je", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Text added to the website: 2003-11-04.
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