by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

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]
Enlightenment
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 Just let me prove myself in the saddle!
 Remain in your huts and tents!
 and I will ride joyfully into the distance,
 with nothing above my cap but the stars.
 
 He has set the stars before you
 as guides across land and sea,
 so that you will delight in them
 as you gaze up into the sky.

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

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