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Tod in Ähren

Language: German (Deutsch)

Im Weizenfeld, im Korn und Mohn,
Liegt ein Soldat, unaufgefunden,
Zwei Tage schon, zwei Nächte schon,
Mit schweren Wunden, unverbunden.

Durstüberquält und fieberwild,
Im Todeskampf sein brechend Auge schlägt nach oben.
Ein letzter Traum, ein letztes Bild
Sein brechend Auge schlägt nach oben.

Die Sense rauscht im Ährenfeld,
Er sieht sein Dorf im Arbeitsfrieden,
Ade, ade, du Heimatwelt -
Und beugt das Haupt und ist verschieden.

Translation(s): ENG FRE SPA

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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:

  • Also set in Spanish (Español), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ENG FRE by Carlos Suffern.

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Death among the corn", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Mort dans les blés", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:39
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Mort dans les blés

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

Dans un champ, dans le blé et les coquelicots
Gît un soldat pas encore retrouvé,
Depuis deux jours déjà, depuis deux nuits déjà,
Avec de graves blessures pas pansées.

Torturé par la soif et une fièvre intense,
Dans la lutte contre la mort il lève ses yeux défaillants.
Un dernier rêve, une dernière image,
Il lève ses yeux défaillants.

La faux bruisse dans les épis,
Il voit son village dans la paix du travail,
Adieu, adieu, terre de mon pays --
Et sa tête fléchit et il a trépassé.

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Text added to the website: 2012-01-16.
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