by Franz Kafka (1883 - 1924)
Translation © by Laura Prichard

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

Text added to the website: 2009-05-20 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:14
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Good soldiers march in time
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Good soldiers march in time. 
Without knowing about them, other people dance
around them in Time's dances.


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2020 by Laura Prichard, (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: 2020-01-07 00:00:00
Last modified: 2020-01-07 23:06:16
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