Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Husaren müssen reiten
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE
Husaren müssen reiten
Überall durch Stadt und Land. 
Husaren müssen streiten
Mit dem Pallasch in der Hand. 
Wie könnten wir verzagen
Ohne [Geld]1 und ohne Brot. 
Husaren müssen jagen
Frohen [Mutes]2 in den Tod. 

Trompeten und Posaunen
Schmettern uns so [süß]3 und fein. 
Haubitzen und Kartaunen
Brummen lustig zwischendrein. 
Wie könnten wir verderben
Treu bei unsrem Feldgeschrei. 
Nur siegen oder sterben,
Kamerad, [es]4 bleibt dabei. 
[Trallerah vivallallerah tra rah]5

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1 Strauss: "Wein"
2 Strauss: "Mut's"
3 Strauss: "hell"
4 Strauss "'s"
5 Strauss: "Tralala!"


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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Alberto Pedrotti

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 24
Word count: 76

Les hussards doivent chevaucher
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Les hussards doivent chevaucher
Partout à travers ville et campagne.
Trala !
Les hussards doivent se battre
Avec l'épée à la main.
Trala !
Comment nous pourrions perdre courage
Sans argent et sans pain.
Trala !
Les hussards doivent s'élancer
Avec un esprit joyeux vers la mort.
Trala !

Les trompettes et les trombones
Sonnent pour nous si doucement et si délicatement.
Trala !
Les obusiers et les gros canons
Bourdonnent joyeusement tout autour.
Trala !
Comment nous pourrions nous gâter
Si confiants dans nos cris de ralliement.
Trala !
Seulement vaincre ou mourir,
Camarade, c'est entendu.
Tralala tralalera tra la !

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Translations of titles
"Husarenlied" = "Chant des hussards"
"Der Husar" = "Le hussard"


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This text was added to the website: 2014-07-09
Line count: 24
Word count: 102