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Was bin ich für in armes Kind

Language: German (Deutsch)

Was bin ich für ein armes Kind!
Muß still zu Hause bleiben --
Mein Schatz der darf, als wie der Wind
So frei, durch's Leben treiben.

Doch hurtig eilt er wieder heim,
Wie weit er fortgezogen -- 
Wie's Immlein nach dem Honigseim 
Kommt er nach mir geflogen.

Und wenn sein Herze trauern muß,
Wie jubelt mein Gemüte --
Ich weiß daß ich mit einem Kuß
Ihm all sein Weh vergüte.

Der König selber kam zur Stund 
Mit Zepter her und Krone -- 
Herr König! dir ist's nicht vergunnt 
Zu lohnen wie ich lohne.

Was bin ich reich im armen Haus! 
Darf selbst die Münze schlagen -- 
Ich zähle nicht und theile aus,
Und ist kein End' zu sagen.


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2009-09-06.

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