"Huntsman, rest! thy chase is done, While our slumbrous spells assail ye, Dream not, with the rising sun, Bugles here shall sound reveillie. Sleep! the deer is in his den; Sleep! thy hounds are by thee lying; Sleep! nor dream in yonder glen, How thy gallant steed lay dying. Huntsman, rest! thy chase is done, Think not of the rising sun, For at dawning to assail ye, Here no bugles sound reveillie." -
F. Schubert sets stanzas 1, 2, 1
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Confirmed with The Lady of the Lake. A Poem. By Walter Scott, Esq. The fourth edition. Edinburgh: Printed for John Ballantyne and Co. Edinburgh; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, and W. Miller, London. 1810, pages 39-40.
Note: In Schubert's English setting the third stanza is replaced by a repetition of the first stanza.
- by Walter Scott, Sir (1771 - 1832), "Song continued", appears in The Lady of the Lake, in 1. Canto First. The Chase., no. 32, first published 1810 [author's text checked 2 times against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):
- by Franz Peter Schubert (1797 - 1828), "Ellen's second song", op. 52 (Sieben Gesänge aus Walter Scotts Fräulein Vom See) no. 2, D 838 (1825), published 1826, stanzas 1,2,1 [ voice and piano ], Matthias Artaria, VN 813, Wien, also set in German (Deutsch) [sung text checked 1 time]
Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:
- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Adam Storck (1780 - 1822) , "Sang", appears in Das Fräulein vom See, in 1. Erster Gesang. Die Jagd., first published 1819 ; composed by Johannes Brahms, Franz Peter Schubert, Wilhelm Taubert.
Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]
This text was added to the website: 2003-11-07
Line count: 12
Word count: 73