by Alfred Kerr (1867 - 1948)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Hast du ein Tongedicht vollbracht
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Hast du ein Tongedicht vollbracht,
Nimm vor den Füchsen dich in Acht.
Denn solche Brüder Reinecke,
Die fressen dir das Deinige!1

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1 Strauss adds "Die Brüder Reinecke!" after some repetitions of "das Deinige"


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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Quand tu as terminé un poème en musique", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , no title, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-09-13 15:13:55
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Quand tu as terminé un poème en musique
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Quand tu as terminé un poème en musique,
Prends garde aux renards,
Car ces frères goupils
Mangent ce qui est à toi !


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2014 by Guy Laffaille, (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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Text added to the website: 2014-08-03 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-08-03 12:34:04
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Word count: 23