Studentenlieder - Was ist des deutschen Vaterland (English translation)

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Was ist des deutschen Vaterland

Was ist des Deutschen Vaterland?
Ist's Preußenland? Ist's Schwabenland?
Ist's wo am Rhein die Rebe blüht?
Ist's wo am Belt die Möwe zieht?
O nein, nein, nein!
Sein Vaterland muss größer sein!
 
Was ist des Deutschen Vaterland?
Ist's Bayerland? Ist's Steierland?
Ist's, wo des Marsen Rind sich streckt?
Ist's, wo der Märker Eisen reckt?
O nein, nein, nein!
Sein Vaterland muss größer sein!
 
Was ist des Deutschen Vaterland?
Ist's Pommerland? Westfalenland?
Ist's, wo der Sand der Dünen weht?
Ist's, wo die Donau brausend geht?
O nein, nein, nein!
Sein Vaterland muss größer sein!
 
Was ist des Deutschen Vaterland?
So nenne mir das große Land!
Ist's Land der Schweizer? Ist's Tirol?
Das Land und Volk gefiel mir wohl.
Doch nein, nein, nein!
Sein Vaterland muss größer sein!
 
Was ist des Deutschen Vaterland?
So nenne mir das große Land!
Gewiss, es ist das Österreich,
An Ehren und an Siegen reich?
O nein, nein, nein!
Sein Vaterland muss größer sein!
 
Was ist des Deutschen Vaterland?
So nenne endlich mir das Land!
So weit die deutsche Zunge klingt
Und Gott im Himmel Lieder singt:
Das soll es sein! Das soll es sein!
Das wackrer Deutscher, Nenne dein!
Das nenne dein!
 
Das ganze Deutschland soll es sein!
O Gott vom Himmel, sieh darein
Und gib uns rechten deutschen Mut,
Dass wir es lieben treu und gut!
Das soll es sein! Das soll es sein!
Das ganze Deutschland soll es sein!
Das soll es sein!
Das ganze Deutschland soll es sein!
 
Submitted by SaintMark on Fri, 11/08/2017 - 21:51
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English translation

What is the Fatherland of a German?

What is the Fatherland of a German?
Is it Prussia? Is it Swabian?
Is it on the Rhine where the vine blooms?
Is it over the Belt where seagull being attracted?
O no, no, no!
Our Fatherland must be bigger!
 
What is the Fatherland of a German?
Is it Bavaria? Is it Styria?
Is it Marsi, where cattle sprawl out?
Is it (County of )Mark, where the iron ore lies?
O no, no, no
Our Fatherland must be bigger!
 
What is the Fatherland of a German?
Is it Pomerania? Westphalia?
Is it Sand (a.Main), where the dune wafts?
Is it Danube, where the river flourish?
O no, no, no!
His Fatherland must be bigger!
 
What is the Fatherland of a German?
So I call this the great country!
Is it the land of Swiss? Is it the Tyrol?
The land and the people pleased me well.
Though no, no, no!
His Fatherland must be bigger!
 
What is the Fatherland of a German?
So I call this the great country!
Certainly, it is Austria
Rich in honor and victory?
O no, no, no !
His Fatherland must be bigger!
 
What is the Fatherland of a German?
So that I can finally call this the great country!
As far as the tongue sounds german
And sings praises to God in heaven
That is it! That is it!
The gallant German, Name it yours!
Name it yours!
 
This should be the whole of Germany!
Oh God in heaven, looking down
And give us righteous German the courage,
That we shall love it faithfully and good!
That is it! That is it!
The whole of Germany it should be!
That is it!
The whole of Germany it should be!
 
Submitted by SaintMark on Fri, 11/08/2017 - 21:52
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