Thank you to all the generous supporters who helped us raise $15,792 for our site-renewal project! We can't wait for you to see what we're building! Your ongoing donations are essential for The LiederNet Archive to continue in its mission of providing this unique resource to the world, so if you didn't get a chance to contribute during the overhaul drive, your help in any amount is still valuable.

The LiederNet Archive

Much of our material is not in the public domain.
It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.
Printing texts or translations without the name of the author or translator is also illegal.
You must use the copyright symbol © when you reprint copyright-protected material.

For more information, contact us at the following address:
licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net
Please read the instructions below the translations before writing!
In your e-mail, always include the names of the translators if you wish to reprint something.

Trinklied vor der Schlacht

Language: German (Deutsch)

    Schlacht, du brichst an!
Grüßt sie in freudigem Kreise,
Laut nach germanischer Weise.
     Brüder heran!

     Noch perlt der Wein;
Eh' die Posaunen erdröhnen,
Laßt uns das Leben versöhnen.
     Brüder schenkt ein!

     Gott Vater hört,
Was an des Grabes Thoren
Vaterlands Söhne geschworen.
      Brüder, ihr schwört!

     Vaterlands Hort,
Woll'n wir's aus glühenden Ketten
Todt oder siegend erretten. -
     Handschlag und Wort!

     Hört ihr sie nahn!
Liebe und Freuden und Leiden,
Tod! du kannst uns nicht scheiden!
     Brüder stoßt an!

     Schlacht ruft! hinaus!
Horch, die Trompeten werben.
Vorwärts auf Leben und Sterben!
     Brüder trinkt aus!


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

List of language codes

J. Lang sets stanza 1

Confirmed with Leyer und Schwerdt von Theodor Körner Lieutenant im Lützow'schen Freikorps. Einzig rechtmäßige, von dem Vater des Dichters veranstaltete Ausgabe. Berlin, 1814. In der Nicolaischen Buchhandlung, pages 82-83; and with Theodor Körner's Gedichte. [Erster Theil.] Neueste Auflage. Wien 1815. Bey B. Ph. Bauer, pages 161-162.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Authorship

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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Brindis abans de la batalla", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Drinklied vóór de slag", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Drinking song before battle", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chanson à boire avant la bataille", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2007-09-27 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2018-06-23 07:22:17

Line count: 24
Word count: 94

Gentle Reminder
This website began in 1995 as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since 2008. Our research has never had any government or institutional funding, so if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust

Brindis abans de la batalla

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

Batalla, tu comences!
Saludeu-la en joiós cercle,
segons el costum alemany.
Germans, veniu!

El vi encara perleja;
abans que retrunyin les trompetes,
reconciliem-nos amb la vida.
Germans, serviu el vi!

El Déu Pare escolta
el que, a les portes del sepulcre,
els fills de la pàtria han jurat.
Germans, ho heu jurat!

El baluard de la pàtria,
de cadenes roents volem salvar,
morts o victoriosos.
Paraula d’honor!

Sentiu com s’apropen!
L’amor, la joia i la sofrença,
mort! Tu no ens pots separar!
Germans, brindem!

La batalla ens crida! Endavant!
Escolteu, ho anuncien les trompetes.
Endavant, a vida o mort!
Germans, buideu les copes!


IMPORTANT NOTE: The material directly above is protected by copyright and appears here by special permission. If you wish to copy it and distribute it, you must obtain permission or you will be breaking the law. Once you have permission, you must give credit to the author and display the copyright symbol ©. Copyright infringement is a criminal offense under international law.

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2019 by Salvador Pila, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

    Contact:

    licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net
    (licenses at lieder dot net)



Based on

 

Text added to the website: 2019-06-02 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-06-02 07:13:22

Line count: 24
Word count: 103