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Hochlandbursch

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Scottish (Scots)

Schönster Bursch den je ich traf,
  Wackrer [Bursch]1, [Hochland-Bursch,]2
Trug den Plaid und war so brav;
  Wackrer [Bursch]1, [Hochland-Bursch,]2
Blaue Mütze stand ihm gut;
  Wackrer [Bursch]1, [Hochland-Bursch,]2
War ein edles treues Blut,
  Wackrer [Bursch]1, [Hochland-Bursch.]2

Hörnerschall, Kanonenhall,
  Holde Maid vom Niederland,
Dröhnen in der Berge Wall;
  Holde Maid vom Niederland.
Ruhm und Ehre laden ein:
  Holde Maid vom Niederland,
Freiheit soll die Loosung sein,
  [Maid vom Niederland]3!

Rückwärts wird die Sonne gehn,
  Wackrer [Bursch]1, [Hochland-Bursch,]2
Eh sie muthlos dich gesehn;
  Wackrer [Bursch]1, [Hochland-Bursch,]2
Folge deines Ruhmes Stern;
  Wackrer [Bursch]1, [Hochland-Bursch!]2
Land und Krone deinem Herrn,
  Wackrer [Bursch]1, [Hochland-Bursch!]2


Translation(s): DUT ENG

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Confirmed with Robert Burns’ Gedichte, deutsch von W. Gerhard, Leipzig: Verlag von Joh. Ambr. Barth., 1840, pages 227-228

1 Schumann: "Bursche"
2 Schumann: "Hochlandbursch!"
3 Schumann: "Holde Maid vom Niederlande"

Submitted by Dr. Gerrit den Hartogh and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

Authorship


Based on
  • a text in Scottish (Scots) by Robert Burns (1759 - 1796), "Air" FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Joseph Haydn. Go to the text.

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

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De Hooglandboy", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Highland-Lad", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2004-06-30.
Last modified: 2017-02-11 22:32:44
Line count: 24
Word count: 98

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Highland‑Lad

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Most handsome lad I ever met,
  Valiant lad, [highland-lad,]1
Wore the plaid and was so brave;
  Valiant lad, [highland-lad,]1
The blue cap suited him well;
  Valiant lad, [highland-lad,]1
Was a noble faithful blade,
  Valiant lad, [highland-lad.]1

The sound of horns, the reverberation of cannons,
  Lovely maiden from the lowlands,
Drone in the mountains‘ ramparts;
  Lovely maiden from the lowlands,
Renown and honour beckon:
  Lovely maiden from the lowlands,
Freedom shall be our watchword,
  [Maiden]2 from the lowlands,

The sun would have to reverse its course
  Valiant lad, [highland-lad,]1
Before it would see you discouraged;
  Valiant lad, [highland-lad,]1
Follow your fame’s star;
  Valiant lad, [highland-lad,]1
The country and the crown to your lord,
  Valiant lad, highland-lad!


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Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2017 by Sharon Krebs, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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Based on
Based on
  • a text in Scottish (Scots) by Robert Burns (1759 - 1796), "Air" FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Joseph Haydn. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2017-02-11.
Last modified: 2017-02-16 14:15:08
Line count: 24
Word count: 115