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Leg' in den Sarg mir mein grünes Gewand

Language: German (Deutsch)

Gesang (von außen, dumpf, monoton)
 Leg' in den Sarg mir mein grünes Gewand,
                     Trubor! Trubor!
 Sporen zu Füßen, den Jagdspieß zur Hand,
                     Trubor! Trubor!
 Fütt're die Rüden, ich hab' sie geliebt,
 Streichle mein Rößlein, es steht so trübt!

[. . .]1

 Mach' mir die Grube acht Fuß in dem Grund,
                     Trubor! Trubor!
 Streich' aus einander das Erdreich rund,
                     Trubor! Trubor!
 Primeln entblühen dem Rasen im Mai,
 Achtlos jaget der Tartar vorbei. --

Translation(s): DUT ENG

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Confirmed with Karl Immermann's Schriften, Vierter Band, Düsseldorf: Verlag von J.E. Schaub, 1835, pages 158-159

1 note: there is some text from the play omitted here.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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) (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Death song of the boyars", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:35
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