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Zu Straßburg auf der Schanz

Language: German (Deutsch)

Zu Straßburg auf der Schanz,
Da ging mein Trauern an,
Das Alphorn hört' ich drüben wohl anstimmen,
Ins Vaterland mußt ich hinüber schwimmen,
Das ging [nicht]1 an.

Ein [Stunde]2 in der Nacht
Sie haben mich gebracht;
Sie führten mich gleich vor des Hauptmanns Haus,
Ach Gott, sie fischten mich im Strome auf,
Mit mir [ist's]3 aus.

Früh Morgens um zehn Uhr
Stellt man mich [vor das]4 Regiment;
Ich soll da bitten um Pardon,
Und ich bekomm doch meinen Lohn,
Das weiß ich schon.

Ihr Brüder allzumal,
Heut' seht ihr mich zum letztenmal;
Der Hirtenbub ist nur Schuld daran,
Das Alphorn hat [mir solches]5 angetan,
Das klag ich an.

Ihr Brüder alle drei,
Was ich euch bitt, erschießt mich gleich;
Verschont mein junges Leben nicht,
Schießt zu, daß das Blut 'raus spritzt,
Das bitt ich Euch.

O Himmelskönig Herr!
Nimm du meine arme Seele dahin,
Nimm sie zu dir in den Himmel ein,
Laß sie ewig bei dir sein,
Und vergiß nicht mein.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA SPA

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G. Mahler sets stanzas 1-4

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Confirmed with Achim von Arnim und Clemens Brentano, Des Knaben Wunderhorn. Band 1, Stuttgart, 1979, pages 136-137.

At the top of the poem: "Fliegendes Blat."
1 Brahms, Mahler: "ja nicht"
2 Mahler: "Stund' "
3 Mahler: "ist es"
4 Mahler: "vor's"
5 Brahms, Mahler: "mir's"

Submitted by Jakob Kellner


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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "In Strassburg on the rampart", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "À Strasbourg sur le rempart", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "A Strasburgo sulla trincea", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elena María Accinelli) , "En Estrasburgo, en la muralla", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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