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Altes Reiterlied

Language: German (Deutsch)

Der Mond steht in den Gassen,
Ade, mein Schatz, ade!
Da die Trompeten blasen,
So muß ich dich verlassen,
Und tut mir doch so weh!

Du sollst dein Herz mir schenken,
Daß ich es immer hab.
Wenn ich den Säbel schwenke,
Auf daß ich an dich denke --
Daß ich ein Mädchen hab.

Der Wind weht in der Linde --
Wie ein Spion, der schlich.
Wenn ich dich wiederfinde,
Hast du ein kleines Kinde,
Das ist so blond als ich.

Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Vieux chant de cavalier", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-04-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:11
Line count: 15
Word count: 78

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Vieux chant de cavalier

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

La lune est dans la ruelle
Adieu mon trésor, adieu !
Voilà que sonnent les trompettes
Je dois donc te quitter
Et cela me fait tant de peine !

Tu dois me donner ton cœur,
Que je le garde toujours.
Lorsque je brandirai le sabre,
Que je pense à toi –
Que je possède une femme.

Le vent souffle dans le tilleul,
Il se faufile comme un espion.
Lorsque je te retrouverai
Tu auras un petit enfant
Aussi blond que moi.

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Text added to the website: 2018-01-09.
Last modified: 2018-01-09 13:13:34
Line count: 15
Word count: 81