Danke

Danke (Thank you) is a German song written by Martin Gotthard Schneider in 1961. It is composed of six stanzas of four lines each, three of which begin with the word "danke" and continue with a list of specific things to be grateful for.

Why have we chosen it?

The director of this short film, Mariana Ciolfi, learned this song as a child and it resonated in her head all her life. At this time, this group of artists wanted to give thanks. Because we all have a lot to be thankful for, even if the confinement has resignified some situations.

Danke, für diesen guten Morgen.
Danke, für jeden neuen Tag.
Danke, daß ich all' meine Sorgen,
auf Dich werfen mag.

Danke, für alle guten Freunde.
Danke, oh Herr, für jedermann.
Danke, wenn auch dem größten Feinde,
ich verzeihen kann.

Danke, für meine Arbeitsstelle.
Danke, für jedes kleine Glück.
Danke, für alles Frohe, Helle,
und für die Musik.

Danke, für manche Traurigkeiten.
Danke, für jedes gute Wort.
Danke, daß Deine Hand mich leiten,
will an jeden Ort.

Danke, daß ich Dein Wort verstehe.
Danke, daß Deinen Geist Du gibst.
Danke, daß in der Fern' und Nähe,
Du die Menschen liebst.

Danke, dein Heil kennt keine Schranken,
danke, ich halt mich fest daran.
Danke, ach Herr, ich will dir danken,
dass ich danken kann.

Thank you for these good days.
Thank you for each new day.
Thank you for all my concerns,
I like to throw you.

Thanks for all the good friends.
Thank you, sir, for all of them.
Thank you, even if it is the greatest enemy,
I can forgive.

Thank you for my work.
Thank you for every little bit of luck.
Thank you for everything happy, brilliant
and for the music.

Thank you for a little sadness.
Thank you for every good word.
Thank you for your hand in guiding me,
I want to go anywhere.

Thank you for understanding your word.
Thank you for giving your mind.
Thank you from far and close,
You love people.

Thank you, your salvation knows no barriers,
Thanks, I'll take that.
Thank you, sir, I want to thank you
that I can be grateful for.