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Da liegt der Feinde gestreckte Schar

Language: German (Deutsch)

Da liegt der Feinde gestreckte Schar, 
Sie liegt in ihrem blutroten Blut.
Wie haut er so scharf, wie haut er so gut,
Der flinke Husar!

Da liegen sie, ha! so bleich und rot,
Es zittern und wanken noch, husch! husch!
Ihre Seelen auf seinem Federbusch;
Da liegen sie tot.

Und weiter ruft der Trompetenruf,
Er wischt an die Mähne sein nasses Schwert,
Und weiter springt sein lustiges Pferd
Mit rotem Huf.

Translation(s): DUT 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)

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Daar ligt gestrekt de vijand'lijke schaar", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Linda Godry) , "Wiped out lie the enemies forces", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Tom Wein) , "There lie the enemies, strewn in piles", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Là gisaient l'armée des ennemis, allongés", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Qui giace a terra la schiera dei nemici", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

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Là gisaient l'armée des ennemis, allongés

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Là gisaient l'armée des ennemis, allongés,
Ils gisaient dans leur sang rouge sang.
Comme il frappe fort, comme il frappe bien,
Le hussard agile !

Là ils gisent, ah ! si pâles et si rouges,
Elles tremblent et chancèlent encore, hop ! hop !
Leurs âmes sur leurs lits de feuilles :
Là ils gisent morts.

Et la trompette appelle encore.
Il essuie son épée sanglante sur l'homme,
Et son cheval joyeux bondit encore
Avec ses sabots rouges.

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Text added to the website: 2011-03-04.
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