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Ist alls zu End das Freudenmahl

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ist alls zu End das Freudenmahl
Und alle fort aus meinem Saal?
Bleibt mir keine andere Hilfe dann,
Bin ich denn ein verlorner Mann?
Und ganz alleinig in der Welt,
Ist es schon so um mich bestellt,
Hat mich Der schon dazu gemacht,
Ganz nackend und ohn alle Macht,
Als läg ich schon in meinen Grab,
Wo ich doch mein warm Blut noch hab
und Knecht mir noch gehorsam sein
Und Häuser viel und Schätze mein,
Auf! schlägt die Feuerglocken drein!
Ihr Knecht nit lungert in dem Haus,
Kommt allesamt zu mir heraus!

(Etliche springen auf und flüchten.)
Ich muß schnell eine Reise tun
Und das zu Fuß und nit zu Wagen,
Gesamte Knecht, die sollen mit
Und meine grosse Geldtruhen,
Die sollen sie herbeitragen.
Die Reis wird wie ein Kriegszug scharf
Daß ich der Schätze sehr bedarf.

Translation(s): FIN FRE

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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):

  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , " Est-ce que le banquet est terminé", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:34

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 Est‑ce que le banquet est terminé

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

Est-ce que le banquet est terminé
Et est-ce que tous ont quitté ma salle ?
Ne reste-t-il aucune aide paour moi,
Suis-je donc un homme perdu ?
Et seul dans le monde,
Est-ce déjà mon destin,
Il m'a déjà rendu
Tout nu et sans force,
Comme si je gisais déjà dans ma tombe,
Bien que mon sang soit encore tiède,
Et que mes gens m'obéissent encore,
Et que mes maisons et mes trésors soient miens,
Debout ! Faites sonner le tocsin !
Valets, ne vous prélassez pas dans la maison,
Venez tous vers moi !

(Certains jaillissent et s'enfuient)
Je dois vite faire un voyage,
Et à pied et sans voiture,
Tous mes valets viendront avec moi,
Et mes gros coffres remplis d'argent,
Ils les porteront.
Le voyage sera difficile comme une expédition militaire,
Et j'aurai vraiment besoin de mes trésors.

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