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Language: German (Deutsch)

Wie lebt sich's so fröhlich im Grünen,
im Grünen bei fröhlicher Jagd,
von sonnigen Strahlen durchschienen,
wo reizend die Beute uns lacht.

Wir lauschen, und nicht ist's vergebens,
wir lauschen im duftenden Klee.
O sehet das Ziel unsres Strebens:
ein schlankes, ein flüchtiges Reh.

Getroffen bald sinkt es vom Pfeile,
doch Liebe verletzt, dass sie heile,
nicht bebe, du schüchternes Reh,
die Liebe gibt Wonne für Weh.

Translation(s): DUT FRE

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Submitted by Emily Ezust


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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Jagerskoor", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Fran├žais) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Chœur des chasseurs", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-01-18.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:13
Line count: 12
Word count: 67

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Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Wat is het in 't groen vrolijk leven,
In 't groen ja, bij vrolijke jacht,
De zonneschijn straalt door de dreven,
Waar lokkend de buit ons toelacht.

Wij luist'ren, verdekt in de klaver,
Wij luist'ren vergeefs niet, o nee.
O kijk daar, het doel van ons jagen:
Een prachtig slank, wegvluchtend ree.

Een pijl zal zijn leven straks stelen,
Doch liefde verwondt om te helen;
Dus beef niet, jij schichtig rank ree,
De liefde geeft vreugde voor wee.

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Text added to the website: 2011-10-04.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:38
Line count: 12
Word count: 78