Bite him, o mother/Bitt' ihn, o Mutter!

From Laudator Temporis Acti, quoting Gerald Moore's autobiography, The Unashamed Accompanist.
A young friend of mine was playing the accompaniment to me one day of Wolf's song "Bitt' ihn, O Mutter" (Beg Him, O Mother). This accompaniment is written with Wolf's usual eloquence and urgency, but it was played by this young lady with such viciousness that I ventured to ask her if she knew what "Bitt' ihn, O Mutter" meant. "Of course," she replied. "It mea ...
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