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Am Jahresschluß

Language: German (Deutsch)

Des Jahres Becher werden leer!
Ein Stündlein -- und kein Tropfen mehr
   Blieb stehn in den Pokalen!
Sie bargen manchen guten Zug!
Nun, schweigsam Schicksal, nimm den Krug
   Und füll sie abermalen!

Und füll sie mit demselben Saft
Heut süßer, morgen bittrer Kraft,
   Den Glück und Sorgen mischen!
Und trank sich müde mancher Mund,
Der Zecher stehen noch zur Stund'
   Genug an deinen Tischen!

Füll ein, füll ein, voll bis zum Rand! --
Zagt dieser, zittert dem die Hand,
   Ich nehm den Trank in Treuen!
So oft schon schwang ich den Pokal
Und leert' ihn froh. Und noch einmal
   Soll mich der Zug nicht reuen!

Voll bis zum Rand! Füll ein, füll ein! --
Und sollt' ins Glas geflossen sein
   Ein Tröpflein Tod am Ende,
Wohlan, mein Becher, komm herzu!
Und sei gegrüßt, gegrüßt auch du,
   Du letzte Jahreswende!

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Ernst Zahn, Stuttgart & Leipzig: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1910, page 70.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor] and Andreas Marti


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: "At the close of the year", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-11-20 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:27

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