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Unser Feind ist, großer Gott (1918) Op. 66

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Der Krämerspiegel (Op. 66)

Unser Feind ist, großer Gott

Unser Feind ist, grosser Gott,
Wie der Brite so der Schott.
Manchen hat er unentwegt
Auf das Streckbett hingelegt.
Täglich wird er kecker—
O du Strecker!

Our enemy, good God

The Scot, good God, is our foe
As much as the Briton.
Many a man he’s stretched on the rack,
Many a time and oft;
Each day he grows bolder—
O you torturer!

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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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