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Zur ewgen Ruh' sie sangen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Zur ewgen Ruh' sie sangen
die schöne Müllerin,
die Sterbeglocken klangen
noch übers Waldgut hin.

Da steht ein Fels so kühle,
wo keine Wandrer gehn,
noch einmal nach der Mühle
wollt dort der Jäger sehn.

Die Wälder rauschten leise,
sein Jagen war vorbei,
der blies so irre Weise,
als müsst' das Herz entzwei.

Und still dann in der Runde
ward's über Tal und Höh'n,
man hat seit dieser Stunde
ihn nimmermehr gesehn.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE POR

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Submitted by Emily Ezust

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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 (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "The sad huntsman", copyright © 2007
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Le chasseur triste", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Margarida Moreno) , title 1: "O caçador triste", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "De treurige jager", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2004-04-02.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:04
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Word count: 72

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The sad huntsman

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

For eternal rest they sang
the fair miller-maid;
the funeral bells tolled
across the woodland.

There stands a crag so frigid,
where no traveler goes,
[but] the huntsman wished once more
to set out to see that mill.

The woods murmured gently,
his hunting was finished;
he puffed so oddly
as if his heart must split.

And then all around
it became still, across dale and hill.
Since that hour nobody has
ever seen him again.


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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2007 by Emily Ezust

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Josef Karl Benedikt von Eichendorff (1788 - 1857), "Der traurige Jäger", appears in Gedichte, in 7. Romanzen DUT FRE POR
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Robert Franz, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Gustav Kanth, Wilhelm Martens, Martin Plüddemann, Bruno Ramann, Robert Alexander Schumann, Ludwig Wilhelm Andreas Maria Thuille, Bruno Walter. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2007-05-12.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:22
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Word count: 76