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Ich bin T e n o r   - mein Privileg lyrics

  • Artist: Josef Traxel
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Ich bin T e n o r   - mein Privileg

Ich bin T e n o r   - mein Privileg
ist´s, dumm zu sein und dümmer. 

Dies nutz' ich aus und überleg´: 

Gescheit sein ist weit schlimmer! 

So mancher, der vor Schlauheit strahlt, 

muss bettelnd Leid erregen.
Ein Hohes C wird gut bezahlt:
"Dummheit ist Gottes Segen!"
 
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Submitted by Bertram KottmannBertram Kottmann on 2022-09-27
Submitter's comments:

lyrics by Josef Traxel, 1949. who makes fun of the common prejudice that tenors have nothing but voice and are stupid.
Traxel was one of the most versatile top lyric tenors of the 20th century.
His repertoire ranged from Bach to Orff. He mastered the Lied, he was a concert singer and celebrated opera tenor. Enjoy his High D in the Postillon of Lonjumeau aria.

 

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