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O Schröpferschwarm, o Händlerkreis (1918) Op. 66

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Der Krämerspiegel (Op. 66)

O Schröpferschwarm, o Händlerkreis

O Schröpferschwarm, o Händlerkreis,
Wer schiebt dir einen Riegel?
Das tat mit neuer Schelmenweis’
Till Eulenspiegel.

O swarm of bloodsuckers, O band of shopkeepers

O swarm of bloodsuckers, O band of shopkeepers,
Who will put an end to you?
Till Howleglass once did that
With a new and roguish tune.

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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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