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Geh! Gehorche meinen Winken

Language: German (Deutsch)

Geh! Gehorche meinen Winken,
Nutze deine jungen Tage,
Lerne zeitig klüger sein!
Auf des Glückes großer Waage
Steht die Zunge selten ein.
Du mußt steigen oder sinken,
Du mußt herrschen und gewinnen
Oder dienen und verlieren,
Leiden oder triumphieren,
Amboß oder Hammer sein.


Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE ITA

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , copyright © [an adaptation] ITA FRE by Ralph Shapey.

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Go, obey my message", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Chanson copte (une autre)", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Canzone copta II", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Go, obey my message

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

 Go! Obey my message,
 make good use of your young days,
 learn early to be clever;
 on the great scales of fortune,
 the balance rarely keeps still;
 you must rise or sink,
 you must rule and win
 or serve and lose,
 suffer or triumph,
 be the anvil or the hammer.


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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), "Cophtisches Lied (Ein Anderes)", written 1787 FRE ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Max Bruch, Leo Grill, Nikolaus, Freiherr von Krufft, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Ernest Vietor, Hugo Wolf. Go to the text.

 

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:30
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Word count: 51