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Der Jäger

Language: German (Deutsch)

Der Habicht ist ein Jägersmann,
Zur Jagd er täglich zieht;
Nach einem Täubchen oder Huhn
Sein scharfes Auge sieht!
Er sucht für seine Tafel sich
Ein zartes Brätchen aus
Und hält im frischen grünen Wald
Gleich seinen fetten Schmaus.
O hüte dich, mein Täubchen zart,
Der Jäger kommt heran; --
Blitzschnell schießt er herab auf dich, --
Dann ist's um dich gethan.

Confirmed with Mütterchen, erzähl uns was! Erzählungen, Gedichte, Lieder, Spiele, Rätsel und Sprüche für Kinderstube und Kindergarten, gesammelt und bearbeitet von Georg Paysen Petersen, Hamburg: Verlag von Otto Meißner, 1894, page 147

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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

Text added to the website: 2016-04-13 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2016-04-13 12:12:52

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