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Zierlich ist des Vogels Tritt im Schnee

Language: German (Deutsch)

Zierlich ist des Vogels Tritt im Schnee,
wenn er wandelt auf des Berges Höh':
zierlicher schreibt Liebchens liebe Hand,
schreibt ein Brieflein mir ins ferne Land.

In die Lüfte hoch ein Reiher steigt,
dahin weder Pfeil noch Kugel fleugt:
Tausendmal so hoch und so geschwind
die Gedanken treuer Liebe sind.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE FRE ITA

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Jagerslied", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Hunter's song", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant de chasseur", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "Chanson de chasseur", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Canto del cacciatore", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Hunter's song

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

 Dainty is the bird's step on the snow
 when it wanders on the mountain heights:
 daintier writes my love's dear hand,
 writing a letter to me in a distant land.
 
 A heron soars high in the air
 where neither arrow nor bullet can fly:
 a thousand times as high and swift
 are thoughts of true love.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875), "Jägerlied" DUT FRE FRE ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Johann Bernhard André, Gary Bachlund, Ignaz Brüll, Hugo Distler, Kurt Erickson, Johan Peter Emilius Hartmann, Karl Ludwig Friedrich Hetsch, Paul Hofmann, Franz von Holstein, Robert Kahn, Ernst Friedrich Kauffmann, Wilhelm Killmayer, Peter Jona Korn, Karl Marx, Eduard Rommel, Robert Schumann, Richard Seifert, Hugo von Senger, Wolfgang Ulrich, Felix Paul Weingartner, Justus Hermann Wetzel, Hugo Wolf. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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