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Auf, tummle dich, Hengst

Language: German (Deutsch)

Auf, tummle dich, Hengst,
Im wildesten Braus!
Ich will in die Welt,
In das Leben hinaus! 

Wer mag an die Scholle
Gefesselt sein?
Duftgrünende Erde,
Blauer Himmel ist mein.

Hochfelsige Berge,
Fruchtschwellende Thale 
Durchstreif im hellen

Ich baue kein Haus,
Ich säe kein Feld;
Meine Wohnung ist rings
Die endlose Welt.  

Ich pflanze keine Rebe,
Ich presse keinen Wein;
Der schäumende Becher
Ist mein, ist mein!

Ich pflege keinen Baum,
Ich [erwarte]2 keine Blüt'  ,
Ich hasche die Frucht,
Die über  mir glüht.

Ich freie kein Weib
Zu trägem Genuß,
Ich liebe vom Roß
Den flüchtigen Kuß.

Ich liebe den Freund
Bei Schwert, Trunk und Scherz;
Doch bind' ich mich nimmer:
Fahr' wohl, Bruderherz!   

Ich will nicht die Ruh,
Ich will nicht die Rast,  
Ich bin der Minute
Schnellflüchtiger Gast. 

Fort, tummle dich, Hengst,
Im wildesten Braus,
Ich will in die Welt,
In das Leben hinaus!

About the headline (FAQ)

View original text (without footnotes)

Confirmed with Junge Lieder. Von Wolfgang Müller. [von Königswinter] , Düsseldorf: J. H. C. Schreiner, 1841, pages 114 - 116.

1 Marschner: "goldsonnigen"
2 Marschner: "erwart' "

Submitted by Melanie Trumbull


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