Translation © by Guy Laffaille

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
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Word count: 38

Le soldat
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Tu dois être hardi et saisir rapidement ton butin,
Déjà j'entends des pas derrière nous dans la nuit,
Saute sur mon cheval vite,
Et embrasse-moi au vol, mon bel enfant sauvage,
Dépêche-toi,
Car la mort est un rapide compagnon.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2010 by Guy Laffaille, (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: 2010-01-26 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:32
Line count: 6
Word count: 39