by Heinrich Laube (1806 - 1884)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Frühe
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Früh steht der Jäger auf
Und beginnt den Tageslauf:
Das erste Licht auf's Büchsenkorn
Bringt mehr als ein ganzer Tagesborn:
Dämmer ist Wildes Braut,
Dämmer macht Wild vertraut, --
Was man früh angeseh'n,
Wird uns nicht leicht entgeh'n. 1

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1 Schumann adds the words "Auf zur Jagd!" after a repetition of the first four lines.

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "In de vroegte", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "In the Early Morning", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Tôt le matin", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Tôt le matin
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Le chasseur se lève tôt
Et commence sa marche journalière :
La première lumière dans le guidon du fusil
Vaut plus que la lumière de tout un jour :
L'aube est la fiancée du gibier,
L'aube rend le gibier confiant, --
Ce qu'on aperçoit tôt
Ne nous échappera pas facilement.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2013 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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