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Auf hohem Bergesrücken

Language: German (Deutsch)

Auf [hohem]1 Bergesrücken,
Wo frischer Alles grünt,
In's [Land]2 hinabzublicken,
Das nebelleicht zerrinnt -
Erfreut den Alpenjäger.
Je steiler und je schräger
Die Pfade sich verwinden,
Je mehr Gefahr aus Schlünden,
So freyer schlägt die Brust.

Er ist der fernen Lieben,
Die ihm daheim geblieben,
Sich seliger bewußt.

Und ist er nun am Ziele:
So drängt sich in der Stille
Ein süßes [Bildniß]3 vor;
Der Sonne goldne Strahlen,
Sie weben und sie mahlen,
Die er im Thal erkor.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE SPA

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Johann Mayrhofer. Wien. Bey Friedrich Volke. 1824, page 107.

1 Schubert: "hohen"
2 Schubert (2nd version only): "Tal"
3 Schubert: "Bild ihm"

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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)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De Alpenjager", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The alpine hunter", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le chasseur alpin", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Mercedes Vivas) , "El cazador de los Alpes", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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The alpine hunter

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Up on the high mountain ridge,
where everything is fresh and green,
looking down upon the land
through dissipating mists
pleases the alpine hunter.

The more steeply and slanting
the paths wind themselves,
the more dangerously yawns the gorge,
the more freely beats his heart.
Of his distant sweetheart,
who remains behind at home,
he thinks more blissfully.

And once he has reached his goal,
in the stillness presses
a sweet image before him;
the golden rays of the sun
weave and paint before him
she whom he has chosen, back in the valley.


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