Alter tanze! Wenn du tanzest, Alter, so gefällst du mir! Jüngling, tanze! Wenn du tanzest, Jüngling, so gefällst du mir. Alter, tanze, trotz den Jahren! Welche Freude, wenn es heißt: Alter, du bist alt an Haaren, Blühend aber ist dein Geist!
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- by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729 - 1781), "Die 47ste Ode Anakreons", appears in Lieder [an adaptation] [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
- a text in Greek (Ελληνικά) by Anacreon (c582BCE - c485BCE), "Εις γεραιον", appears in Odes, no. 46?7?
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Johann Friedrich Karl Lauer , "Der Wunsch", published 1788 [voice and piano] [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- Also set in English, a translation by Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852) , "Ode XXXIX", appears in Odes of Anacreon, no. 39, first published 1880 [an adaptation] FRE GER ; composed by Alexander Campbell MacKenzie, Sir.
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