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Dedicated to the German people
and how King Attilla woos her through
through his ambassador, Ruediger von
Bechlam asks for an audience.
I come as ambassador of King Attilla,
who is called lord of the Earth.
He seeks the hand of Kriemhild,
your sister, in marriage.
not know whom he woos.
In the name of Siegfried who was
Bear in mind how Siegfried died!
Ruediger, you seem to know quite well
in the house of my clan!
Brother! Where is your brother
My king, deliver to me the murderer
of my husband!
He has kept faith with me, I
shall keep faith with him. This,
Kriemhild, is my last word!
Margrave Ruediger, Lady Kriemhild
Now is the time to keep close watch
over our Burgundy, Gerenot!
Tell me all about King Attilla,
You are wooing a dead woman,
Ruediger. The murderer of my
husband flaunts the green
If somebody, my lady, would do you wrong
to avenge you!
Lord Margrave, swear that to me in
King Attilla's name and yours!
Not on the cross, Lord Margrave -
on the sharp edge of your sword!
My lady! Lord Hagen has robbed
the Nibelungen treasure!
You have my word,
Hagen Tronje, where is the
my lady, where no one can use the
kings of Burgundy!
Here ends the first Canto.
homeland, and how she was received
by King Attilla.
Earth, you were once soaked with
Siegfried's blood. One day I shall
come and drench you with the blood
of Hagen Tronje!
I shall return! Rest assured,
I'll come back!
My daughter, don't you want to bid
farewell to your brother Gunther?
You travel far, Lady Kriemhild. Don't you
want to make peace with your family?
No, my priest.
Don't you want to greet them one
last time, my Lady?
of the Huns, spring had come to the
The sack of gold is mine!
The Queen is coming!
Let us meet her, brother!
The King's treasure!
My lady, King Attilla's brother, Blaodel,
Ruediger, choose a kingdom
this wondrous woman!
Ask King Attilla, Margrave Ruediger,
if he is ready to make your oath his
By my head, o queen - whoever
Here ends the second Canto.
churches into horse stables! Why
does he not fulfill his oath?
We went into war! Why don't we ride
And when he paused his whip to crack
What deeds are now in his mind?
What is in the mind of our King?
He sleeps! He sleeps! Lord Attilla,
our lord! She uses golden tresses
our lord! She uses golden tresses
My Lord-! Kriemhild...
My lord-! Kriemhild has borne
you a son!
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