Translation © by Emily Ezust

Ich ging bei Nacht einst über Land
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE ITA
Ich ging bei Nacht einst über Land,
ein Bürschlein traf ich draußen,
das hat 'nen Stutzen in der Hand
und zielt auf mich voll Grausen.

Ich renne, da ich mich erbos',
auf ihn in vollem Rasen,
da drückt das kecke Bürschlein los
und ich stürzt' auf die Nasen.

Er aber lacht mir ins Gesicht,
daß er mich angeschossen,
Cupido war der kleine Wicht
das hat mich sehr verdrossen.

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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: "Mishap", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Mésaventure", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Un infortunio", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "Infortuni", copyright © 2014, (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 10:01:27
Line count: 12
Word count: 68

Mishap
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 Once I was walking in the country at night
 and met a young lad out there:
 he had a rifle in his hand
 and aimed it at me, full of menace.
 
 I ran at him - I was so angry -
 ran at him in full rage,
 but the saucy lad let loose
 and I fell on my nose.
 
 He laughed in my face
 for having shot me;
 Cupid was this little creature -
 and that has annoyed me to no end.

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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 10:01:27
Line count: 12
Word count: 83