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

O lieber Künstler sei ermahnt
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
O lieber Künstler sei ermahnt
Und übe Vorsicht jedenfalls!
Wer in gewissen Kähnen kahnt,
Dem steigt das Wasser bis zum Hals.
Und wenn ein dunkel trübes Licht
Verdächtig aus dem Nebel lugt,
Lustwandle auf der Lienau nicht,
Weil dort der lange Robert spukt!
Dein Säckel wird erobert
Vom langen Robert!

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Ô cher artiste, sois prévenu", 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


Researcher for this text: Matthias Fletzberger

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:36
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Ô cher artiste, sois prévenu
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Ô cher artiste, sois prévenu,
Et dans tous les cas montre de la prudence !
Celui qui rame dans certaines barques,
Tombe à l'eau jusqu'au cou.
Et quand une lumière sombre et trouble
Jaillit de manière louche à travers le brouillard,
Ne va pas te promener sur le Lienau,
Qui est hanté par le long Robert !
Ta bourse sera volée
Par le long Robert !

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  • 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 12:35:52
Line count: 10
Word count: 66