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Einst kam der Bock als Bote (1918) Op. 66

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Der Krämerspiegel (Op. 66)

Einst kam der Bock als Bote

Einst kam der Bock als Bote
Zum Rosenkavalier ans Haus;
Er klopft mit seiner Pfote,
Den Eingang wehrt ein Rosenstrauss.
Der Strauss sticht seine Dornen schnell
Dem Botenbock durch’s dicke Fell.
O Bock, zieh mit gesenktem
Sterz Hinterwärts, hinterwärts!

The goat once came as messenger

The Goat once came as Messenger
To the Rosenkavalier’s house;
He knocked with his hoof –
A Bouquet of roses guarded the door.
The Bouquet swiftly stuck its thorns
Into the Goat-Messenger’s thick hide.
O Goat, back out, back out
With your tail between your legs!

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Richard Georg Strauss was a German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras. He is particularly well-known for his operas, Lieder, and tone poems. 

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