Vise af Festen paa Kenilworth

Hans Christian Andersen 1805 (Odense) – 1875 (Copenhagen)

Brødre, meget langt herfra,
over salten Vande,
reiser sig Amerika
med de gyldne Strande,
det er der Fugl Phønix boer;
Guld og Sølv paa Marken groer,
og i Skovens Skygge
stegte Duer bygge!
Hvor frydeligt!
Gud! hvor det er nydeligt!
Skade, at Amerika
ligge skal saa langt herfra!
Der gaaer Solen aldrig ned,
stegt er hver Kastanie,
der er Alting Kjærlighed,
Kilderne Champagne.
Gi'er man der sit Hjerte hen,
faaer man strax to tre igjen,
og paa Mark og Enge
blomstrer der kun Penge.
Hvor frydeligt!
Gud! hvor det er nydeligt!
Skade, at Amerika
ligge skal saa langt herfra!

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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