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keberoxu German: Frau Musika / Krokodil (9) RE: German: Frau Musika / Krokodil 13 Jun 19


As if the preceding were not enough ...

CROCODILUS ET FIDICEN

Theodorum Vulpinum, also known as Theodor Renaud

Deambulans ad Nilum
Fidelis fidicen --
O tempora, o mores!
In ripa crocodilum
Videt terribilem,
O tempora, o mores!
Qui vult eum vorare,
Crede miracula!
Io, ïo, ïa!
O tempo, tempo -ra!
Perpetuo
Laudanda sis,
O Mu -si -ca!

Viator violinam
Vetustam arripuit --
O tempora, o mores!
Et plecto suo chordas
Affabre tetigit,
O tempora, o mores!
Allegro, dolce, presto,
Crede miracula!
Io, ïo, ïa!
O tempo, tempo -ra!
Perpetuo
Laudanda sis,
O Mu -si -ca!

Et simulac per fides
Homuncio strepitat,
O tempora, o mores!
Saltare crocodilus
Scienter inchoat,
O tempora, o mores!
Ionum motus, gyros,
Crede miracula!
Io, ïo, ïa!
O tempo, tempo -ra!
Perpetuo
Laudanda sis,
O Mu -si -ca!

Saliebat in arena,
Rotari potuit,
O tempora, o mores!
Et septem pyramidas
Antiquas proruit,
O tempora, o mores!
Jam senio confectas,
Crede miracula!
Io, ïo, ïa!
O tempo, tempo -ra!
Perpetuo
Laudanda sis,
O Mu -si -ca!

Et monstro pyramidis
Prostrato fidicen --
O tempora, o mores!
Ingreditur tabernam:
"Arescit", inquit, "splen"!
O tempora, o mores!
Et vini bibit multum,
Crede miracula!
Io, ïo, ïa!
O tempo, tempo -ra!
Perpetuo
Laudanda sis,
O Mu -si -ca!

Fidicinum sunt gulae
Instar foraminum!
O tempora, o mores!
Quin adhuc potet ille,
Est nulli dubium!
O tempora, o mores!
Cum ipson nos potamus,
Crede miracula!
Io, ïo, ïa!
O tempo, tempo -ra!
Perpetuo
Laudanda sis,
O Mu -si -ca!


-- from Carmina faceta. Senatui populoque academico Germaniae et totius orbis terrarum dedicata per Theodorum Vulpinum,, Lipsiae: sumtibus Richardi Ecksteinii, 1880. Appears in Ex Germanis translata, pages 57 - 59.


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