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O Hochland und o Südland!

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

O Hochland und o Südland!
Was ist auf euch geschehn!
Erschlagen der edle Murray,
Werd' nie ihn wiedersehn.

O weh dir! weh dir, Huntley,
So untreu, falsch und kühn,
Sollst ihn zurück uns bringen,
Ermordet hast du ihn.

Ein schöner Ritter war er,
In Wett- und Ringelauf;
Allzeit war unsres Murray
Die Krone obendrauf.

Ein schöner Ritter war er
Bei Waffenspiel und Ball;
Es war der edle Murray
Die Blume überall.

Ein schöner Ritter war er
In Tanz und Saitenspiel;
Ach, daß der edle Murray
Der Königin gefiel.

O, Königin, wirst lange
Sehn über Schlosses Wall,
Eh' du den schönen Murray
Siehst reiten in dem Tal.


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)

  • by Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897), "Murrays Ermordung", op. 14 (Acht Lieder und Romanzen) no. 3 (1858), published 1861 [voice and piano], Winterthur, Rieter-Biedermann [
     text verified 1 time
    ]

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Murray's Murder", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "L'assassinat de Murray", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "De moord op Murray", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2003-11-04.
Last modified: 2015-02-04 09:40:44
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Murray's Murder

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

O Highland and o Southland!
What has transpired upon your expanses!
Struck dead is the noble Murray,
And I shall never see him again.

Woe unto you! Woe unto you, Huntley,
So disloyal, false and audacious,
You should bring him back to us,
For you have killed him.

A handsome knight he was,
In races and in jousts;
At all times was our Murray
The crown above us all.

A handsome knight was he,
In wargames and at the ball;
It was the noble Murray
Who was the flower of us all.

A handsome knight was he
In dance and at the lute;
Ah, the noble Murray
Was well-beloved of the Queen.

O, Queen, you will long
Gaze over the castle wall
Before you see the gallant Murray
Come riding down the valley.


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Text added to the website: 2003-11-04.
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