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Der leidige Frieden

Language: German (Deutsch)

Der leidige Frieden
Hat lange gewährt,
Wir warten geschieden,
Mein gutes Schwert!

Derweil ich gekostet
Im Keller den Wein,
Hingst du verrostet
An der Wand allein.

Von Sorte zu Sorte
Probiert' ich den Wein,
Indessen dorrte
Das Blut dir ein.

Ist endlich entglommen
Der heiße Streit,
Mein Schwert, und gekommen
Ist deine Zeit.

Ich [gab]1 deiner Klingen
Den blanken Schliff,
Ich lasse dich singen
Den Todespfiff.

Im Pulvernebel
Die Arbeit rauscht,
Wir haben, o Säbel,
Die Freuden getauscht.

Im brausenden Moste,
Mein durstiges Erz,
Betrinke dich, koste
Von Herz zu Herz.

Derweil du gekostet
Das rote Blut,
Ist mir eingerostet
Der Hals vor Glut.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA

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1 Schumann: "geb'"

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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) , "De vreeslijke vrede", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Linda Godry) , "The wretched peace", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "La paix désolante", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "La trista pace", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:38

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Word count: 104

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La trista pace

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the German (Deutsch)

La trista pace
è durata a lungo,
siamo stati separati,
mia buona spada!

Nel frattempo io ho assaggiato
il vino in cantina,
e tu pendevi arrugginita
e solitaria, appesa al muro.

Questo e quel vino
io assaggiavo,
intanto si asciugava
il sangue su di te.

Finalmente è divampata
l'ardente battaglia,
mia spada, ed è venuto 
il tuo momento.

Io dò il filo lucente 
del tuo suono,
canta ora il sibilo 
di morte,

nella nebbia della polvere
risuona il tuo compito,
noi abbiamo diviso,
cara spada, le gioie.

Nel mosto ribollente,
mio assetato acciaio,
dissetati, assaggia
questo e quel cuore;

mentre tu assaggi
il sangue rosso,
mi si arrugginisce
la gola per la sete.

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Text added to the website: 2009-04-30 00:00:00.

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