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Soldaten

Language: Danish (Dansk)

Med dæmpede hvirvler trommerne gå,
- Ak, skal vi da aldrig til stedet nå,
at han kan få ro i sin kiste?
- Jeg tror mit hjerte vil briste!
 
Jeg havde i verden en eneste ven,
ham er det, man bringer til døden hen
med klingende spil gennem gaden,
og jeg er med i paraden!
 
For sidste gang skuer han nu Guds sol,
- der sidder han alt på dødens stol;
de binde ham fast til pælen,
- forbarm dig Gud over sjælen!
 
På engang sigter de alle ni,
de otte skyder jo rent forbi;
de rysted' på hånden af smerte,
- kun jeg traf midt i hans hjerte!


Translation(s): FRE GER

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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Le soldat", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:15
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Le soldat

Language: French (Français) after the Danish (Dansk)

On marche au roulement assourdi du tambour,
Hélas, n'arriverons‑nous jamais en ce lieu,
Qu'il puisse trouver le repos en son cercueil ?
Je crois que mon cœur va se briser !

J'avais en ce monde un ami unique !
À qui l'on va donner la mort
Au son de la fanfare dans les rues,
Et je suis dans le peloton !

Pour la dernière fois il contemple le soleil de Dieu,
Maintenant il est déjà assis sur la chaise de la mort,
On l'attache serré au poteau !
Prends pitié, Dieu, de son âme !

Alors, tous les neuf mettent en joue.
Huit coups sont bien partis,
Leurs mains tremblent de douleur,
Puissé‑je l'avoir atteint au cœur !


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Text added to the website: 2008-05-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:42
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Word count: 118