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Der Jäger

Language: German (Deutsch)

Was sucht denn der Jäger am Mühlbach hier?
Bleib', trotziger Jäger, in deinem Revier!
Hier giebt es kein Wild zu jagen für dich,
Hier wohnt nur ein Rehlein, ein zahmes, für mich.
Und willst du das zärtliche Rehlein sehn,
So laß deine Büchsen im Walde stehn,
Und laß deine klaffenden Hunde zu Haus,
Und laß auf dem Horne den Saus und Braus,
Und scheere vom Kinne das struppige Haar,
Sonst scheut sich im Garten das Rehlein fürwahr.

Doch besser, du bliebest im Walde dazu,
Und ließest die Mühlen und Müller in Ruh'.
Was taugen die Fischlein im grünen Gezweig?
Was will den das Eichhorn im bläulichen Teich?
Drum bleibe, du trotziger Jäger, im Hain,
Und laß mich mit meinen drei Rädern allein;
Und willst meinem Schätzchen dich machen beliebt,
So wisse, mein Freund, was ihr Herzchen betrübt:
Die Eber, die kommen zur Nacht aus dem Hain,
Und brechen in ihren Kohlgarten ein,
Und treten und wühlen herum in dem Feld:
Die Eber, die [schieße]1, du Jägerheld!


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Confirmed with Gedichte aus den hinterlassenen Papieren eines reisenden Waldhornisten. Herausgegeben von Wilhelm Müller. Erstes Bändchen. Zweite Auflage. Deßau 1826. Bei Christian Georg Ackermann, pages 30-31; and with Sieben und siebzig Gedichte aus den hinterlassenen Papieren eines reisenden Waldhornisten. Herausgegeben von Wilhelm Müller. Dessau, 1821. Bei Christian Georg Ackermann, pages 31-32.

First published in a slightly different version with the title Als er den Jäger sah in Der Gesellschafter oder Blätter für Geist und Herz. Herausgegeben von F. W. Gubitz. Zweiter Jahrgang. Berlin, 1818. In der Maurerschen Buchhandlung. Montag den 1. Juni. 87stes Blatt, page 347.

1 Schubert: "schieß"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]


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) (Salvador Pila) , "El caçador", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De jager", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The Hunter", copyright ©
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Metsästäjä", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le chasseur", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Athanasios Papaisiou) , "Ο κυνηγός", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Il cacciatore", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • KOR Korean (한국어/조선말) [singable] (곽명규 Myung-Kew Kwack) , "사냥꾼", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Le chasseur

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Que cherche donc le chasseur près du moulin ici ?
Reste, provoquant chasseur, dans ton secteur !
Ici il n'y a pas de gibier à chasser pour toi,
Ici demeure seulement un petit chevreuil, doux pour moi.
Et si tu veux voir le gentil chevreuil,
Alors laisse tes fusils dans les bois,
Et laisse tes chiens qui jappent à la maison,
Et arrête le tapage et le vacarme du cor,
Et rase de ton menton ta barbe en broussaille,
Sinon le chevreuil se cachera sûrement dans le jardin.

Mais encore mieux, tu devrais rester dans la forêt
Et laisser le moulin et le meunier en paix.
À quoi servent des poissons dans les branches vertes ?
Que ferait l'écureuil dans l'étang bleuté ?
Donc reste, provoquant chasseur, dans le bois,
Et laisse-moi seul avec mes trois roues ;
Et si tu veux plaire à ma chérie,
Alors sache, mon ami, ce qui attriste son cœur :
Les sangliers, qui viennent la nuit du bois,
Et font irruption dans son jardin potager
Et piétinent et retournent tout le champ ;
Ces sangliers, tue-les, héros de chasseur !

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