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Ein scheckiges Pferd

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ein scheckiges Pferd,
Ein blankes Gewehr
Und ein hölzernes Schwert,
Was braucht man denn mehr ?

Ich bin ein Soldat,
Man sieht's mir wohl an,
Ich marschiere schon grad',
Halt' Schritt wie ein Mann.

Mit trotzigem Mut
Zieh' Morgens ich aus,
Kehr' freundlich und gut
Um Mittag nach Haus.

So wird exerziert
Zum Abend noch spat,
Bis der Schlaf kommandiert:
Zu Bett, Kamerad!

Translation(s): DUT FRE ITA

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Confirmed with Hoffmann's von Fallersleben Gesammelte Werke; Zweiter Band : Lyrische Gedichte : Liebesleben Fortsetzung, Kinderleben, Berlin, F. Fontane, 1891, p. 339.

Submitted by Margo Briessinck


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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Soldatenlied", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Il soldatino", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Un cheval pie

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Un cheval pie,
Un fusil rutilant
Et une épée en bois,
Que voulez-vous de plus ?

Je suis un soldat,
On le voit bien à moi,,
Je marche déjà tout droit,
Je marche du même pas qu'un homme.

Avec un courage insolent
Je sors le matin,
Je retourne bien gentiment
À la maison à midi.

Ainsi je m'exerce
Jusqu'à tard le soir
Jusqu'à ce que le sommeil ordonne :
Au lit, camarade !

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About the headline (FAQ)

Translation of title "Soldatenlied" = "Chant de soldat"


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2015 by Pierre Mathé, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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