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Geh! Gehorche meinen Winken

Language: German (Deutsch)

Geh! Gehorche meinen Winken,
Nutze deine jungen Tage,
Lerne zeitig klüger sein!
Auf des Glückes großer Waage
Steht die Zunge selten ein.
Du mußt steigen oder sinken,
Du mußt herrschen und gewinnen
Oder dienen und verlieren,
Leiden oder triumphieren,
Amboß oder Hammer sein.


Translation(s): 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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , copyright © [an adaptation] ITA FRE by Ralph Shapey.

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Go, obey my message", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Chanson copte (une autre)", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Canzone copta II", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

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Canzone copta II

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

Suvvia! Segui i miei suggerimenti,
dei tuoi giovani giorni fai buon uso,
e ad essere più saggio impara in tempo;
sulla grande bilancia degli eventi
raramente l'ago resta fisso,
e ti tocca scendere o salire,
e devi dominare ed essere più forte,
o essere vinto e allora servire;
dovrai soffrire oppure trionfare,
d'incudine o di martello avere sorte.


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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Italian (Italiano) copyright © 2012 by Ferdinando Albeggiani, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), "Cophtisches Lied (Ein Anderes)", written 1787 ENG ENG FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Max Bruch, Leo Grill, Nikolaus, Freiherr von Krufft, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Ernest Vietor, Hugo Wolf. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2012-02-05.
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