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What shall he have that kill'd the deer?

Language: English

What shall he have that kill'd the deer?
His leather skin and horns to wear.
[Then sing him home; the rest shall bear this burden.]1
Take thou no scorn, to wear the horn;
It was a crest ere thou wast born:
      Thy father's father wore it,
      And thy father bore it:
The horn, the horn, the lusty horn
  Is not a thing to laugh to scorn.


Translation(s): FRE GER

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1 sometimes this appears as words in the song; other times as a stage direction.

Submitted by Emily Ezust

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Text added to the website: 2007-11-22.
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Foresters Lied

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Was kriegt er, der den Hirsch erlegt?
Sein ledern Kleid und Horn er trägt.
Drum singt ihn heim:
Ohn allen Zorn trag du das Horn;
Ein Helmschmuck war's, eh du geborn.
Deins Vaters Vater führt' es. 
Und deinen Vater ziert' es.
Das Horn, das Horn, das wackre Horn
Ist nicht ein Ding zu Spott und Zorn.


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)


Text added to the website: 2007-11-22.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:31
Line count: 9
Word count: 56