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Mein Herzblut geht in Sprüngen

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

Mein Herzblut geht in Sprüngen,
Mein Rösslein geht im Trab:
Hurrah, welch lustig Reiten,
Wildfremdes Land zur Seiten;
Muss alles mir bezwingen,
Was sich nicht selbst ergab.

Die Fahn' im Windeszuge,
Sie flattert auf und ab,
So reiten wir durch's Leben,
Bis Herz und Glieder beben,
Bergauf, da geht's im Fluge,
Und sachte, sacht bergab.

Translation(s): ENG

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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)

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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-07-02 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:27

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Word count: 55

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My heart's blood is a‑leaping

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

My heart's blood is a-leaping,
My little horse goes at a trot.
Hurrah, what a merry riding,
Utterly unknown country beside me;
I must overcome everything for myself,
[Everything] that does not yield on its own.

The flag tugged by the wind,
It flutters up and down,
Thus we ride through life,
Until heart and limbs are trembling,
Uphill it goes a-flying,
And gently, gently downhill.

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Text added to the website: 2019-07-08 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-07-08 16:21:12

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