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Language: German (Deutsch)

O wär' es doch! Hinaus in dunkle Wälder,
in denen die Novemberwetter fegen.
Der Keiler kracht, Schaum flockt ihm vom Gebreche,
aus schwarzem Tannenharnisch mir entgegen.
O wär' es doch!

O wär' es doch! Im Raubschiff der Korsaren,
vorn halt' ich Wache durch die Abendwellen.
Klar zum Gefecht, die Enterhaken schielen,
und lauernd kauern meine Mordgesellen.
O wär' es doch!

O wär' es doch! Ich säß' auf nassem Gaule,
in meiner Rechten schwäng' ich hoch die Fahne,
daß ich, buhlt' auch die Kugel schon im Herzen,
dem Vaterlande Siegesgassen bahne.
O wär' es doch!

O wär es doch! Denn den Philisterseelen,
den kleinen, engen, bin ich satt zu singen.
Zum Himmel steuert jubelnd auf die Lerche,
den Dichter mag die tiefste Gruft verschlingen.
O wär' es doch!

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)

Text added to the website: 2013-04-21T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:02:06
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Word count: 127

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