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When the warriors came out first from...

Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)

When the warriors came out first from their master's hall, 
where had they hid their power? 
Where were their armour and their arms?

They looked poor and helpless, 
and the arrows were showered upon them 
on the day they came out from their master's hall.

When the warriors marched back again to their master's hall 
where did they hide their power?

They had dropped the sword 
and dropped the bow and the arrow; 
peace was on their foreheads, 
and they had left the fruits of their life behind them 
on the day they marched back again to their master's hall.

Translation(s): GER

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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)

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

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title unknown, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-11-03 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-07-11 23:59:55

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Word count: 100

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Als die Krieger erstmals aus des...

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Als die Krieger erstmals aus des Meisters Halle traten -
wo war ihre Macht versteckt,
wo ihre Rüstungen und Waffen?

Sie wirkten hilflos, schwach,
und Pfeile hagelten auf sie hernieder
am Tage, als sie aus des Meisters Halle traten.

Als die Krieger wieder zu des Meisters Halle schritten -
wo war ihre Macht versteckt?

Sie hatten abgelegt das Schwert,
den Bogen und den Pfeil;
auf ihren Zügen ruhte Friede,
sie ließen hinter sich die Früchte ihres Tuns 
am Tage, als sie wieder zu des Meisters Halle schritten.

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  • Translation from English to German (Deutsch) copyright © 2014 by Bertram Kottmann, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2014-07-11 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-07-12 00:00:02

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Word count: 87