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Tod in Ähren

Language: German (Deutsch)

Im Weizenfeld, im Korn und Mohn,
Liegt ein Soldat, unaufgefunden,
Zwei Tage schon, zwei Nächte schon,
Mit schweren Wunden, unverbunden.

Durstüberquält und fieberwild,
Im Todeskampf sein brechend Auge schlägt nach oben.
Ein letzter Traum, ein letztes Bild
Sein brechend Auge schlägt nach oben.

Die Sense rauscht im Ährenfeld,
Er sieht sein Dorf im Arbeitsfrieden,
Ade, ade, du Heimatwelt -
Und beugt das Haupt und ist verschieden.

Translation(s): ENG FRE SPA

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Settings in other languages:

  • Also set in Spanish (Español), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ENG FRE by Carlos Suffern.

Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Death among the corn", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Mort dans les blés", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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