by Friedrich von Schiller (1759 - 1805)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Trommeln und Pfeifen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Trommeln und Pfeifen,
Kriegrischer Klang!
Wandern und streifen
Die Welt entlang,
Rosse gelenkt,
Mutig geschwenkt,
Schwert an der Seite,
Frisch in die Weite,
Flüchtig und flink,
Frei, wie der Fink
Auf Sträuchern und Bäumen,
In Himmels Räumen,
Heisa! ich folge des Friedländers Fahn!

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This text was added to the website: 2010-09-29
Line count: 13
Word count: 43

The drums, the pipes
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The drums, the pipes,
the din of war!
Wandering, roving
across the globe!
Upon our horses,
swords at our side,
we go off in the distance,
fleeting and quick,
free as the finch,
carefree in the bushes,
groves, and trees,
in heaven's very realm,
Heissa! I follow the flag
of the Friedlander!

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Translation of title "Rekrutenlied aus Wallensteins Lager, von Schiller" = "Recruiting Song from Schiller's 'Wallenstein's Camp'"


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This text was added to the website: 2019-04-28
Line count: 14
Word count: 52