by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Translation by Ferdinand Mayerhofer von Grünbühel (1798 - 1869)

Come thou Monarch of the Vine
Language: English 
Available translation(s): CAT
Come thou Monarch of the Vine,
Plumpie Bacchus, with pinke eyne:
In thy Fattes our Cares be drown'd,
With thy Grapes out haires be Crown'd.
     Cup us till the world go round,
     Cup us till the world go round.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies. Published according to the True Originall Copies. London. Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed. Blount. 1623 (Facsimile from the First Folio Edition, London: Chatto and Windus, Piccadilly. 1876), page 351 of the Tragedies.


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Bachus, feister Fürst des Weins
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Available translation(s): DUT FRE ITA
Bachus, feister Fürst des Weins,
Komm mit Augen hellen Scheins,
Uns're Sorg' ersäuf' dein Faß,
Und dein Laub uns krönen laß.
Füll' uns, bis die Welt sich dreht,
Füll' uns, bis die Welt sich dreht!

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Confirmed with William Shakspeare's [sic] sämmtliche dramatische Werke übersetzt im Metrum des Originals. XXXVI. Bändchen. Antonius und Cleopatra, von Ferd. v. Mayerhofer. 11. neue Uibersetzung. Wien. Druck und Verlag von J. P. Sollinger. 1825, page 47; and with William Shakspeare's sämmtliche dramatische Werke und Gedichte. Uebersetzt im Metrum des Originals in einem Bande nebst Supplement, [...] Wien. Zu haben bei Rudolph Sammer, Buchhändler. Verlegt bei J. P. Sollinger, 1826, page 864.

Note: The song appears in Antonius und Cleopatra, act 2, scene 7.
Schubert wrote a repeat sign in his autograph, thus demanding that the same single stanza is sung twice. Diabelli, the editor of the posthumous first edition (1850), misinterpreted this repeat sign and added an additional stanza, presumably written by Friedrich Reil, which has been retained in the Peters edition but not in the complete editions.


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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Drinklied (uit Shakespeare's Antonius en Cleopatra)", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chanson à boire", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Canzone conviviale", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website: 2003-11-07 00:00:00
Last modified: 2019-01-09 10:57:35
Line count: 6
Word count: 35