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Die Entgleisten

Language: German (Deutsch)

O fröhliche Jugend, wie wurdest du fremd!
Wir haben so lange gefeiert,
Die Tage verbummelt, die Nächte verschlemmt
Und für Geld unsre Lieder geleiert.

Zu spät! Es führt keine Brücke mehr
Zur seligen Insel hinüber,
Die Zeit der reuigen Wiederkehr
Des verlorenen Sohns ist vorüber.

Zu spät! - So segelt vom Sturm gepackt
Das Schiff der entgleisten Gesellen
Mit Tanzmusik und mit Flittern beflaggt
Ohne Steuer über die Wellen.


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Hermann Hesse, Sämtliche Werke, herausgegeben von Volker Michels, Band 10 Die Gedichte, bearbeitet von Peter Huber, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2002, page 106.


Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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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):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Those who went off the rails", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Les dévoyés", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2014-09-17.
Last modified: 2018-08-25 16:45:25
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