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O mount and go

Language: English

  O mount and go, 
  mount and make you ready, 
  O mount and go,  
  and be the Captain's lady.  

When the drums do beat, 
and the cannons rattle, 
Thou shalt sit in state, 
and see thy love in battle: 
  O mount and go, &c.

When the vanquish'd foe 
sues for peace and quiet, 
To the shades we'll go, 
and in love enjoy it. 
  O mount and go, &c.


Translation(s): FRE GER ITA

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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)

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

  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "La donna del capitano", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "La dame du capitaine", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2003-11-19.
Last modified: 2014-10-23 12:24:31
Line count: 14
Word count: 68

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Hauptmanns Weib

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

       Hoch zu Pferd!
   Stahl auf zartem Leibe,
   Helm und Schwert
   Ziemen Hauptmanns Weibe.
Tönet Trommelschlag
Unter [Pulverdampfe,]1
Siehst du blut'gen Tag
Und dein Lieb im [Kampfe]2.--
 
   Schlagen wir den Feind,
Küssest du den Gatten,
Wohnst mit ihm vereint
In des Friedens Schatten.
   Hoch zu Pferd!
   Stahl auf zartem Leibe,
   Helm und Schwerdt [sic]
   Ziemen Hauptmanns Weibe. --


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Robert Burns’ Gedichte deutsch von W. Gerhard, Leipzig: Verlag von Joh. Ambr. Barth, 1840, page 118

1 Schumann: "Pulverdampf"
2 Schumann: "Kampf"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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Based on
  • a text in English by Robert Burns (1759 - 1796), "The Captain's lady", written 1789 FRE ITA
      • 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)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Marta Garcia Cadena) , "La dona del capità", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De kapiteinsvrouw", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "The captain’s wife", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "La femme du capitaine", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2003-11-19.
Last modified: 2016-01-13 12:14:03
Line count: 16
Word count: 57