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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]


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
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