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Schon eilet froh der Ackersmann

Language: German (Deutsch)

Aria: Simon
 Schon eilet froh der Ackersmann
 zur Arbeit auf das Feld,
 in langen Furchen schreitet er
 dem Pfluge flötend nach.
 In abgemessen Gange dann
 wirft er den Saamen aus,
 den birgt der Acker treu
 und reift ihn bald
 Zur goldnen Frucht.

Translation(s): ENG FRE ITA

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Submitted by Amelia Maria Imbarrato


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Thomas A. Gregg) , "Already the farmer gladly hurries", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Fran├žais) (Guy Laffaille) , "Déjà le laboureur se hâte joyeusement", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-04-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:11
Line count: 10
Word count: 42

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Already the farmer gladly hurries

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Aria: Simon
Already the farmer gladly hurries 
to work in the field,
In long furrows he strides, 
whistling behind the plow.
In measured motion then 
he throws out the seeds,
That are sheltered by the faithful earth,
And they will soon ripen 
into a golden harvest.

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Text added to the website: 2018-03-06.
Last modified: 2018-03-06 16:15:09
Line count: 10
Word count: 46