by Johann Ludwig Uhland (1787 - 1862)

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.


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) , 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