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Bei nächtlicher Weil, an ein's Waldes...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Bei nächtlicher Weil, an ein's Waldes Born,
Tat ein Jäger gar trauriglich stehen,
An der Hütte hängt stumm sein güldenes Horn,
Wild im Winde die Haare ihm wehen, ja wehen.

Die du dich im Träumen gezeiget mir,
Traute Nixe, schaff Ruh meiner Seelen,
Du meines Lebens alleinige Zier,
Was willst du mich ewiglich quälen, ja quälen?

So klagt er, und rauschend tönts hervor
Aus des Quelles tief untersten Gründen.
Wie ein Menschenlaut zu des Jägers Ohr:
Komm herein, so tust Ruhe du finden, ja finden.

Da stürzet der Jäger sich stracks hinein
In die Tiefe, bald ist er verschwunden,
Dort unten empfaht ihn das Liebchen fein,
Seine Ruh hat er endlich gefunden, ja funden.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:54
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