by Anacreon (c582BCE - c485BCE)
Translation by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729 - 1781)

Alter tanze! Wenn du tanzest
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Greek (Ελληνικά) 
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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