by Franz Kafka (1883 - 1924)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Die Guten gehn im gleichen Schritt ...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Die Guten gehen im gleichen Schritt. 
Ohne von ihnen zu wissen, tanzen die andern 
um sie die Tänze der Zeit.


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "Good soldiers march in time", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Les bons marchent d'un même pas...", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Ferdinando Albeggiani

This text was added to the website: 2009-05-20
Line count: 3
Word count: 20

Les bons marchent d'un même pas...
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Les bons marchent d'un même pas.
Sans le savoir, les autres dansent
autour d'eux la danse du temps.


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2016 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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This text was added to the website: 2016-12-14
Line count: 3
Word count: 18