by Johann Ludwig Uhland (1787 - 1862)
Translation © by Salvador Pila

Kein' bess're Lust in dieser Zeit
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE
Kein' [bess're]1 Lust in dieser Zeit,
Als durch den Wald zu dringen,
Wo Drossel singt und Habicht schreit,
Wo Hirsch' und Rehe springen.

O säss' mein Lieb' im Wipfel grün,
Tät' wie 'ne Drossel schlagen!
O spräng' es, wie ein Reh' dahin,
Daß ich es könnte jagen!

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1 Horneman: "bessere"; further changes may exist not shown above.


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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (John H. Campbell) , "Hunter's song", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Chant du chasseur", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 47

No hi ha cap goig més gran en aquest...
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the German (Deutsch) 
No hi ha cap goig més gran en aquest temps
que anar pel mig del bosc,
on el tord canta i el falcó crida,
on el cérvol i el capirol salten.

Oh, si la meva estimada s’estigués en una verda capçada
i cantés com un tord!
Oh, si ella fugís saltant com un capirol
i la pogués empaitar! 

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Translation of title "Jägerlied" = "Cançó del caçador"


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This text was added to the website: 2015-06-05
Line count: 8
Word count: 58