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Ich schell mein Horn in's Jammerthal

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Mittelhochdeutsch

Ich [schell]1 mein Horn in's Jammerthal,
mein Freud ist mir verschwunden,
ich hab gejagt, muss abelahn,
das Wild lauft vor den Hunden.
Ein edel Thier in diesem Feld
hatt' ich mir auserkoren,
das schied von mir, als ich wohl spür,
mein Jagen ist verloren. 

Fahr' hin, Gewild, in Waldes Lust!
Ich will dir nimmer schrecken
mit Jagen dein schneeweisse Brust,
ein Ander muss dich wecken
mit Jägers Schrei und Hundebiss,
dass du nit magst entrinnen;
halt dich in Hut, mein Thierle gut!
mit Leid scheid ich von hinnen.

Kein Hochgewild ich fahen kann,
das muss ich oft entgelten,
noch halt ich stät' auf Jägers Bahn,
wie wohl mir Glück kommt selten.
Mag mir nit g'bührn ein Hochwild schön,
so lass ich mich begnügen
an Hasenfleisch, nit mehr ich heisch,
das mag mich nit betrügen.


Translation(s): DUT

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1 Brahms, op. 41: "schwing' "

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG FRE ; composed by Wilhelm Petersen, Theodor Streicher, Anton Urspruch, Felix von Woyrsch.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), adapted by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Eduard Lassen.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist [an adaptation] ; composed by Ludwig Senfl.

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2015-03-06 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2015-03-06 17:41:08

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