Translation © by Emily Ezust

Wagen mußt du und flüchtig erbeuten
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE FRE ITA
Wagen mußt du und flüchtig erbeuten,
Hinter uns schon durch die Nacht hör' ich's schreiten,
Schwing' auf mein Roß dich nur schnell 
Und küß' noch im Flug mich wildschönes Kind,
Geschwind,
Denn der Tod ist ein rascher Gesell.

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "El soldat II", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le soldat", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Devi osare e rapidamente ottenere", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:27
Line count: 6
Word count: 38

You must be daring and seize every...
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
You must be daring and seize every passing opportunity;
already I hear behind us the sound of marching through the night.
Leap onto my horse quickly now
and kiss me in our flight, lovely wild girl,
quickly!
for Death is a swift fellow.

About the headline (FAQ)

Translation of title "Der Soldat II" = "The soldier II"

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

    Emily Ezust permits her translations to be reproduced without prior permission for printed (not online) programs to free-admission concerts only, provided the following credit is given:

    Translation copyright © by Emily Ezust,
    from the LiederNet Archive -- https://www.lieder.net/

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2017-09-16 18:51:07
Line count: 6
Word count: 43