by Johann Ludwig Tieck (1773 - 1853)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Traun! Bogen und Pfeil
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA TUR
Traun! Bogen und Pfeil
Sind gut für den Feind,
Hülflos alleweil
Der Elende weint;
Dem Edlen blüht Heil,
Wo Sonne nur scheint,
Die Felsen sind steil,
Doch Glück ist sein Freund.

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Verily! Bow and arrow", copyright ©
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Invero! Arco e freccia", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Van handboog en pijl", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • TUR Turkish (Türkçe) (Gül Sabar) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:52
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Word count: 31

Verily! Bow and arrow
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Verily! Bow and arrow
Are useful against the enemy,
Ever helpless,
The weak and wretched man will weep;
Health blooms for the noble man
Wherever the sun may shine:
The cliffs may be steep,
But Luck is his friend.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

    Emily Ezust permits her translations to be reproduced without prior permission for printed (not online) programs to free-admission concerts only, provided the following credit is given:

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    from the LiederNet Archive -- https://www.lieder.net/

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:52
Line count: 8
Word count: 39