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Der Schreckenberger

Language: German (Deutsch)

Aufs Wohlsein meiner Dame,
eine Windfahn' ist ihr Panier,
Fortuna ist ihr Name,
das Lager ihr Quartier!

Und wendet sie sich weiter, 
ich kümmre mich nicht drum,
da draußen ohne Reiter,
da geht die Welt so dumm.

Statt Pulverblitz und Knattern
aus jedem wüsten Haus
Gevattern sehn und schnattern
alle Lust zum Land hinaus.

Fortuna weint vor Ärger, 
es rinnet Perl' auf Perl';
»Wo ist der Schreckenberger?
Das war ein andrer Kerl!«

Sie tut den Arm mir reichen,
Fama bläst das Geleit,
so zu dem Tempel steigen
wir der Unsterblichkeit.

Translation(s): CAT ENG FRE FRE ITA

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Submitted by Emily Ezust


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

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "The swashbuckler", copyright ©
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "L'intrepido", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Le fier-à-bras", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "El perdonavides", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , title 1: "Le soudard", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:27
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El perdonavides

Language: Catalan (Català) after the German (Deutsch)

A la salut de la meva dama,
un penell és la seva ensenya,
Fortuna és el seu nom,
el campament el seu quarter!

I si ella se'n va lluny,
jo no m'amoïno pas,
allà fora sense cavalleria,
el món és tan estúpid.

En lloc de llampegueig de pólvora i espetecs
de cada casa deserta
els veïns miren i xerren
fent fora el goig d'aquest país.

Fortuna plora de ràbia,
les llàgrimes cauen com perles;
"On és el perdonavides?
Ell era tota una altra persona!"

Ella m'allarga el braç,
Fama fa sonar l'escorta,
i així pugem al temple
de la immortalitat.

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Text added to the website: 2014-02-13.
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