Language: German (Deutsch)
Wer sprenget auf dem stolzen Roß
Bis in die vorderen Reihen,
Und will dem Eisen, dem Geschoß
Das munt're Leben weih'n?
Das ist ein junger Königs-Sohn!
Der Erbe von dem Preussen-Thron!
Du wirst uns lang im Ehrenfeld
Mit Blick und Schwert regieren,
In späten Jahren, werter Held!
Ein frommes Scepter führen!
Du rascher lieber Königs-Sohn!
Wir retten Dir den deutschen Thron!
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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, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "To the king's son", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:49
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Word count: 61
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To the king's son
Language: English after the German (Deutsch)
Who gallops upon the proud steed
Into the foremost lines [of battle],
And wishes to give his vigorous life
To the iron, the bullets?
It is the young son of the King!
The heir to Prussia's throne!
With glance and sword you shall reign
Over us long in the field of honour.
For many years to come, cherished hero,
[You shall] bear a devout scepter,
You nimble, dear son of the King!
We shall preserve for you the German throne!
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Text added to the website: 2006-05-08.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:18
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