Huntsman, rest! thy chase is done
"Huntsman, rest! thy chase is done,
While our slumbrous spells assail ye,
Dream not, with the rising sun,
Bugles here shall sound reveillie.
Sleep! the deer is in his den;
Sleep! thy hounds are by thee lying;
Sleep! nor dream in yonder glen,
How thy gallant steed lay dying.
Huntsman, rest! thy chase is done,
Think not of the rising sun,
For at dawning to assail ye,
Here no bugles sound reveillie." -
Translation(s): CAT GER
F. Schubert sets stanzas 1, 2, 1
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Confirmed with The Lady of the Lake. A Poem. By Walter Scott, Esq. The fourth edition. Edinburgh: Printed for John Ballantyne and Co. Edinburgh; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, and W. Miller, London. 1810, pages 39-40.
Note: In Schubert's English setting the third stanza is replaced by a repetition of the first stanza.
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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 Franz Peter Schubert (1797 - 1828), "Ellen's second song", op. 52 (Sieben Gesänge aus Walter Scotts Fräulein Vom See) no. 2, D. 838 (1825), published 1826, stanzas 1,2,1 [voice and piano], Matthias Artaria, VN 813, Wien, also set in German (Deutsch) [ sung text verified 1 time]
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- CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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