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Mit Pfeilen loosen

Language: German (Deutsch)

      Mit Pfeilen loosen
Die Husseiniten,
Wer Turans Mörder
Sich dürfe rühmen.
      Das Loos trifft Haschem,
Den hagern Räuber;
Wuthschnaubend greift er
Zur Todeslanze.
      "Wo er auch weile,
Ich treffe Turan,
Daß keinen ferner
Sein Name schrecke!"

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Bilder des Orients von Heinrich Stieglitz, Erster Band, Leipzig, bei Carl Cnobloch, 1831, page 17.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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 (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "The death-draw", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2015-06-24.
Last modified: 2015-06-24 08:21:43
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Word count: 37

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The death‑draw

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

     The assassins are
Drawing lots with arrows,
To determine who shall be allowed
To boast of being Turan's murderer.
     Hashem, the lanky bandit,
Wins the draw;
Panting with rage, he reaches
For the lance of death.
     "Wherever he may be,
I shall strike Turan,
So that no one shall evermore
Tremble at the mention of his name!"

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Text added to the website: 2015-06-24.
Last modified: 2015-08-06 22:01:31
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Word count: 58