Schlag die Trommel und fŁrchte nicht
The Drum Major

Heine

Beat the drum and donít be scared
And kiss the jolly-looking cooks.
Thatís where you have your Fount of Truth,
Thatís the meaning in your books!

Drum the people out of bed,
Beat reveille with the strength of youth.
Drum as youíre forging on ahead,
Thatís where you have your Fount of Truth!

Thatís Hegelian philosophy,
Thatís the meaning in your books,
I know that because Iím bright,
And because I beat a drum, gadzooks!