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Stimmt an mit hellem hohen Klang

Language: German (Deutsch)

Stimmt an mit hellem hohen Klang,
Stimmt an das Lied der Lieder,
Des Vaterlandes Hochgesang;
Das Waldthal hall' es wieder.

Der alten Barden Vaterland,
Dem Vaterland der Treue,
Dir, [niemals ausgesung'nes]1 Land,
Dir weihn wir uns auf's neue.

Zur Ahnentugend wir uns weihn,
Zum Schutze deiner Hütten;
Wir lieben deutsches Fröhlichseyn
Und alte deutsche Sitten.

Die Barden sollen Lieb' und Wein,
Doch öfter Tugend preisen,
Und sollen biedre Männer seyn
In Thaten und in Weisen.

Ihr Kraftgesang soll himmelan
Mit Ungestüm sich reißen!
Und jeder echte deutsche Mann
Soll Freund und Bruder heißen.

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Confirmed with Poetischer Hausschatz des deutschen Volkes, Dritte Auflage, Verlag von Otto Wigand, Leipzig, 1841, page 78.

Methfessel and Mühling's versions confirmed with Musikalischer Hausschatz der Deutschen: eine Sammlung von 1000 Liedern und Gesängen, ed. by G. W. Fink, Leipzig:  Gustav Mayer, 1856, pages 210-211.

Modernized spellings would change "Waldthal" to "Waldtal", "hall' es wieder" to "hall' es wider", "Fröhlichseyn" to "Fröhlichsein", "seyn" to "sein", and "Thaten" to "Taten"
1 Methfessel, Mühling: "freies, unbezwungnes"

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