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Zwei Särge einsam stehen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Zwei Särge einsam stehen
In des alten Domes Hut,
König Ottmar liegt in dem [einen]1,
In dem andern der Sänger ruht.

Der König saß einst mächtig
Hoch auf der Väter Thron,
Ihm liegt das Schwert in der Rechten
Und auf dem [Haupte]2 die Kron'.

Doch neben dem stolzen König,
Da liegt der Sänger traut,
Man noch in seinen Händen
Die fromme Harfe schaut.

Die Burgen [rings]3 zerfallen,
Schlachtruf tönt durch das Land,
Das Schwert, [das]4 regt sich nimmer
[Da in des]5 Königs Hand.

Blüten und milde Lüfte
[Wehen]6 das Tal entlang -
Des Sängers Harfe tönet
In ewigem Gesang.

Translation(s): ENG

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See also König und Sänger set by H. G. Goetz.

1 Triest: "ersten"
2 Behm: "Haupt"
3 Isenmann: "sind"
4 Isenmann: "es"
5 Abt: "In des"; Isenmann: "Dort in des"; Triest: "In des alten"
6 Behm: "Weben"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-07-21 00:00:00.

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