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Der müde Soldat

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Chinese (中文)

Ein kahles Mädchen. Heckenblaß entlaubt. 
Sie steht am Weg, ich gehe weit vorbei. 
So stehen sie alle Reih' an Reih' 
und Haupt an Haupt. 

Was weiss ich noch von heiligen Gewässern, 
was von des Dorfes Abendrot. 
Ich bin gespickt mit tausend Messern 
und müde... müde von dem vielen Tod. 

Der Kinder Augen sind wie goldner Regen, 
in ihren Händen glüht die Schale Wein. 
Ich will mich unter Bäumen schlafen legen
und kein Soldat mehr sein.

Submitted by Julie Stevens


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