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Die Rache

Language: German (Deutsch)

Der Knecht hat erstochen den edlen Herrn,
Der Knecht wär selber ein Ritter gern.

Er hat ihn erstochen im dunklen Hain
Und den Leib versenket im tiefen Rhein.

Hat angeleget die Rüstung blank,
Auf des Herren Roß sich geschwungen frank.

Und als er [sprengen will]1 über die Brück',
Da stutzet das Roß und bäumt sich zurück.

Und als er die güld'nen Sporen ihm gab,
Da schleudert's ihn wild in den Strom hinab.

Mit Arm, mit Fuß er rudert und ringt,
Der schwere Panzer ihn niederzwingt.

Translation(s): FRE

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1 Marschner: "sprenget"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor]


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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "La revanche", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-04-21 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2017-08-08 16:30:11

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