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Freunde, sammelt euch im Kreise

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

 Freunde, sammelt euch im Kreise,
 Freut euch nach der Väter Weise,
 Stimmt in lautem Jubel ein.
 Freundschaft reicht den Wonnebecher
 Zum Genuß dem frohen Zecher,
 Perlend blinkt der gold'ne Wein.

 Schließt in dieser Feierstunde
 Hand in Hand zum trauten Bunde,
 Freunde, stimmet fröhlich ein,
 Laßt uns alle Brüder sein!

 Freunde, seht die Gläser blinken,
 Knaben mögen Wasser trinken,
 Männer trinken edlen Wein.
 Wie der gold'ne Saft der Reben
 Sei auch immer unser Leben,
 Stark und kräftig, mild und rein.

 Unsern Freundesbund zu ehren
 Lasset uns die Gläser leeren!
 Stark und kräftig, mild und rein
 Sei das Leben, sei der Wein!

Translation(s): DUT ENG 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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Drinklied", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chanson à boire", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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