by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914)
Translation © by Donna (Bareket) Breitzer

Ihr jungen Leute, die ihr zieht ins Feld
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Ihr jungen Leute, die ihr zieht ins Feld,
Auf meinen Liebsten sollt ihr Achtung geben.
Sorgt, daß er tapfer sich im Feuer hält;
Er war noch nie im Kriege all sein Leben.
Laßt nie ihn unter freiem Himmel schlafen;
Er ist so zart, es möchte sich bestrafen.
Laßt mir ihn ja nicht schlafen unterm Mond;
Er ginge drauf, er ist's ja nicht gewohnt.

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  • ENG English (Donna Bareket) , title 1: "You young people who march into the field", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Alberto Pedrotti

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You young people who march into the field
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
You young people who march into the field,
Give attention to my dearest.
Take care that he holds  himself bravely under fire;
He has never been in war in all his life.
Never let him sleep under the sky;
He is so delicate, it might  harm him.
For me, do not let him  sleep under the moon;
He might perish - he is really not used to it.

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Text added to the website: 2003-12-29 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:02
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Word count: 68