The good king Wiswamitra

Text by Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)
Translated into English by Joseph Massaad 

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The good king Wiswamitra
Has a troublesome life now,
He seeks with fights and penance
To win Wasichta's cow.

Oh, good king Wiswamitra,
You are an ox, and how!
So many fights and penance,
And only for a cow!