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Wir beide wollen springen (1896)

Wir beide wollen springen

Es ging ein Wind durch’s weite Land,
Drang Mund an Mund, blies Hand in Hand
Und war als wie ein Singen.
Hat dich und mich zusamm’geweht;
Und wenn er jetzt auch stille steht:
Wir beide wollen springen.

We're both about to leap with joy

There went a wind throughout the land,
Pressed mouth to mouth, blew hand on hand,
And sounded like a song.
It blew both you and me together;
And now that it is calm again,
We’re both about to leap with joy.
Translation © Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

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Richard Georg Strauss was a German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras. He is particularly well-known for his operas, Lieder, and tone poems. 

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Otto Julius Bierbaum was a German writer.

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