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Die alte gute Zeit

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

  Wer lenkt nicht gern den heitern Blick
In die Vergangenheit?
Wer denkt nicht alter Freundschaft gern
Und alter guter Zeit?
     Der alten guten Zeit, mein Herz!
     Der alten guten Zeit;
     Im vollen Becher lebe sie,
     Die alte gute Zeit!

  Wir pflückten Blumen uns im Wald,
Auf Rainen schmal und breit
Und denken pilgermüde noch
Der alten guten Zeit.
     Der alten guten Zeit, mein Herz! etc.

  Wie freut' als Knaben uns am Bach
Der muntern Welle Streit!
Doch Meere brausten zwischen uns
Seit jener goldnen Zeit.
     Der alten guten Zeit, mein Herz! etc.

  Gieb, Bruder, gieb mir deine Hand;
Die meine sieh bereit!
Ein Händedruck, ein froher Blick
Der alten guten Zeit!
     Der alten guten Zeit, mein Herz!
     Der alten guten Zeit;
     Im vollen Becher lebe sie,
     Die alte gute Zeit!


Translation(s): DUT ENG

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Confirmed with Robert Burns’ Gedichte, deutsch von W. Gerhard, Leipzig: Verlag von Joh. Ambr. Barth., 1840, pages 276-277


Submitted by Dr. Gerrit den Hartogh and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

Authorship


Based on
  • a text in Scottish (Scots) by Robert Burns (1759 - 1796), "Auld lang syne" FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Agathe Ursula Backer-Grøndahl, Ludwig van Beethoven. Go to the text.

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De goede oude tijd", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "The good old times", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2004-06-30.
Last modified: 2017-02-12 12:21:42
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