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

Unser Feind ist, grosser Gott
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Unser Feind ist, grosser Gott,
Wie der Brite so der Schott.
Manchen hat er unentwegt
Auf das Streckbett hingelegt.
Täglich wird er kecker.
O du Strecker!

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Notre ennemi est, grand Dieu", 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: 2014-09-13 15:46:19
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Notre ennemi est, grand Dieu
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Notre ennemi est, grand Dieu,
Comme le Britannique, l'Écossais,
Souvent maint homme par lui a été
Sur le chevalet allongé.
Chaque jour il devient plus hardi --
Ô Étireur !

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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 12:36:15
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Word count: 29