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Lob des Tokayers

Language: German (Deutsch)

O köstlicher Tokayer!
O königlicher Wein!
Du stimmest meine Leyer
Zu seltnen Raimerey'n.
Mit lang' entbehrter Wonne
Und neu erwachtem Scherz
Erwärmst du, gleich der Sonne,
Mein [halb erstorbnes]1 Herz:
Du stimmest meine Leyer
Zu seltnen Reimerey'n
O köstlicher Tokayer!
O königlicher Wein!

O köstlicher Tokayer!
O königlicher Wein!
Du gießest Kraft und Feuer
[Durch Mark und durch]2 Gebein.
Ich fühle neues Leben
Durch meine Adern sprühn,
Und deine Nektarreben
In meinem Busen glühn.
Du gießest Kraft und Feuer
[Durch Mark und durch]2 Gebein,
O köstlicher Tokayer!
O königlicher Wein!

O köstlicher Tokayer!
O königlicher Wein!
Dir soll, als Gramzerstreuer,
Dieß Lied geweihet seyn!
In Schwermuthsvollen Launen
Beflügelst du das Blut;
Bey Blonden und bey Braunen
Giebst du dem Blödsinn Muth.
Dir soll, als Gramzerstreuer,
Dies Lied geweihet seyn,
O köstlicher Tokayer!
O königlicher Wein!


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Sämmtliche Gedichte Gabrielens von Baumberg. Wien, gedruckt bey Joh. Thom. Edl. v. Trattnern, k.k. Hofbuchdrucker und Buchhändler, 1800, pages 245-246; and with Wiener Musenalmanach für das Jahr 1796. Herausgegeben von Gottfried Leon. Wien, bey Jos. Camesina & Comp., pages 109-110.

1 First edition: "halberstorbnes"
2 First edition: "In's Mark und in's"

Note: First published in the Wiener Musenalmanach under the pseudonym v. Traubenberg; Schubert used the 1800 edition of Baumberg's collected poems.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor] and Peter Rastl [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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Elogi del vi de Tokay", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Lof van de Tokayer", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , "In praise of Tokay wine", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Louange du Tokay", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

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Lof van de Tokayer

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

O kost'lijke Tokayer, o koninklijke wijn,
Jij maakt nog altijd fraaier
Mijn fraaist berijmd refrein.
Zo lang al was de bron dicht,
Nooit grapte nog de bard!
Verwarm nu, als het zonlicht,
Mijn half gestorven hart.
Jij maakt nog altijd fraaier
Mijn fraaist berijmd refrein.
O kost'lijke Tokayer, o koninklijke wijn!
 
O kost'lijke Tokayer, o koninklijke wijn,
Van kracht en vuur de zaaier
In merg en been en brein.
Ik voel nu fris nieuw leven
Weer door mijn aad'ren gaan,
Jouw nectar doet mij zweven,
Mijn bloed gaat feller slaan.
Van kracht en vuur de zaaier
In merg en been en brein.
O kost'lijke Tokayer, o koninklijke wijn!
 
O kost'lijke Tokayer, o koninklijke wijn,
Jou moet, als smartverwaaier,
Dit lied gezongen zijn!
In onze somb're luimen
Beziel jij weer ons bloed,
Bij blonden en bij bruinen
Geef jij de matheid moed.
Jou moet, als smartverwaaier,
Dit lied gezongen zijn,
O kost'lijke Tokayer, o koninklijke wijn!


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