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Sie saßen und tranken am Teetisch

Language: German (Deutsch)

Sie saßen und tranken am Teetisch
Und sprachen von Liebe viel.
Die Herren, die waren ästhetisch,
Die Damen von zartem Gefühl.

"Die Liebe muß sein platonisch,"
Der dürre Hofrat sprach.
Die Hofrätin lächelt ironisch,
und dennoch seufzte sie: "Ach!"

Der Domherr öffnet den Mund weit:
"Die Liebe sei nicht zu roh,
Sie schadet sonst der Gesundheit"
Das Fräulein lispelt: "Wie so?"

Die Gräfin spricht wehmütig:
"Die Liebe ist ein Passion!"
Und präsentieret gütig
Die Tasse dem Herrn Baron.

Am Tische war noch ein Plätzchen,
Mein Liebchen, da hast du gefehlt.
Du hättest so hübsch, mein Schätzchen,
Von deiner Liebe erzählt.



Translation(s): FRE FRE ENG

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Set in French (Français), a translation by Gérard Labrunie (1808 - 1855) , no title, from Intermezzo lyrique, no. 51 ENG
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