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Trinklied

by Franz Schubert

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Trinklied
German source: Eduard von Bauernfeld

Bacchus, feister Fürst des Weins,
Komm mit Augen hellen Scheins.
Uns’re Sorg’ ersäuf’ dein Fass,
Und dein Laub uns krönen lass.
Füll’ uns, bis die Welt sich dreht!
Füll’ uns, bis die Welt sich dreht!

Unser Sang erschalle hoch!
Wein mit Sang schmeckt besser noch.
So entfliehet froh die Zeit,
Wem's nicht mundet, fliehe weit,
Hoch der edle Göttertrank!

Drinking song
English translation © Richard Wigmore

Bacchus, plump prince of wine,
come with brightly shining eyes.
Let your vat drown our cares,
and your leaves crown us.
Fill us till the world spins round!
Fill us till the world spins round!

Let our song ring out loudly!
Wine with song tastes even better.
Time then passes merrily;
He who does not savour the wine should flee far from here;
Hail to the noble drink of the gods!

Trinklied
German source: Eduard von Bauernfeld

Drinking song
English source: Richard Wigmore

Bacchus, feister Fürst des Weins,
Bacchus, plump prince of wine,
Komm mit Augen hellen Scheins.
come with brightly shining eyes.
Uns’re Sorg’ ersäuf’ dein Fass,
Let your vat drown our cares,
Und dein Laub uns krönen lass.
and your leaves crown us.
Füll’ uns, bis die Welt sich dreht!
Fill us till the world spins round!
Füll’ uns, bis die Welt sich dreht!
Fill us till the world spins round!

Unser Sang erschalle hoch!
Let our song ring out loudly!
Wein mit Sang schmeckt besser noch.
Wine with song tastes even better.
So entfliehet froh die Zeit,
Time then passes merrily;
Wem's nicht mundet, fliehe weit,
He who does not savour the wine should flee far from here;
Hoch der edle Göttertrank!
Hail to the noble drink of the gods!

Composer

Franz Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert was an late Classical and early Romantic composer. He produced a vast oeuvre during his short life, composing more the 600 vocal works (largely Lieder), and well as several symphonies, operas, and a large body of piano music. He…

Poet

Eduard von Bauernfeld

Baron Eligius Franz Joseph von Münch-Bellinghausen was an Austrian dramatist, poet and novella writer of the Austrian Biedermeier period and beyond, and is more generally known under his pseudonym Friedrich Halm. He was the son of a district judge…

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