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Beim Siegesmahl

Language: German (Deutsch)

        Mein Schwert und meine Lanze,
    Was zittert ihr so heftig
    Und funkelt mir vor den Augen
    Bei'm frohen Siegesmahle?
    Ist's Durst zu neuem Streite? --
Ich kann den Durst euch löschen! --
        Da draußen vor dem Zelte
    Was stampfen deine Hufe
    Voll Ungeduld, mein Rappe?
    Behagt dir nicht die Ruhe?
    Willst du hinaus in's Weite? --
Ich kann den Wunsch dir stillen! --
        Mein Schwert und meine Lanze
    Und du, mein treuer Rappe,
    Ich weiß, was ihr begehret;
    Ihr wollt hinaus mich locken
    Zum Zelt des schönen Weibes. --
Auf denn, sie zu gewinnen! --

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Bilder des Orients von Heinrich Stieglitz, Erster Band, Leipzig, bei Carl Cnobloch, 1831, pages 9-10.

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: "At the victory feast", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2015-07-03 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2015-07-03 12:52:37

Line count: 18
Word count: 90

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At the victory feast

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

        My sword and my lance,
    Why do you shiver so mightily
    And sparkle before my eyes
    At the joyful victory feast?
    Is it a thirsting for a new battle? --
I can still your thirst! --
        Outside there before the tent,
    Why do your hooves stamp
    Full of impatience, my black horse?
    Does rest not suit you?
    Do you wish to go out into the wide world? --
I can fulfill your wish! --
        My sword and my lance
    And you, my faithful black horse,
    I know what you desire;
    You wish to entice me out
    To the tent of the beautiful woman. --
Arise then to go win her! --

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Text added to the website: 2015-07-03 00:00:00.

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Word count: 106