by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Laßt mich nur auf meinem Sattel gelten!
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Laßt mich nur auf meinem Sattel gelten!
Bleibt in euren Hütten, euren Zelten!
Und ich reite froh in alle Ferne,
Über meiner Mütze nur die Sterne.

Er hat euch die Gestirne gesetzt
Als Leiter zu Land und See;
Damit ihr euch daran ergötzt,
Stets blickend in die Höh.

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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)

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Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Marta Garcia Cadena) , "Esperit lliure", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Enlightenment", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Esprit libre", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Spirito libero", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2016-09-13 17:12:57
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Esprit libre
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Laissez-moi seulement faire mes preuves sur ma selle !
Restez dans vos huttes, dans vos tentes !
Et je chevaucherai joyeux au loin,
Avec au-dessus de ma tête seulement les étoiles.

Il a posé les étoiles devant vous
Comme guide à travers le terre et la mer,
Pour que vous  vous réjouissiez
En les regardant dans le ciel.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2010 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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Text added to the website: 2010-01-10 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:30
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