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Margarete Münsterberg, ed., trans.  A Harvest of German Verse.  1916.
The Good Comrade
By Ludwig Uhland (1787–1862)
I HAD a faithful comrade,
None better you could find.
The battle drum beat gaily,
He marched beside me daily,
And never fell behind.        5
A cannon ball came flying—
Is’t for me or is’t for thee?
It threw him down, and dying
Before my feet he’s lying,
Just like a part of me.        10
His hand he wants to give me,
While I must load anew;
My hand cannot be given—
Now fare thou well in heaven,
My comrade good and true!        15

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