Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Grün liebt mein Mädel, 
Grün ist so schön!
Grün ist der Jäger,
Nur grün will sie seh'n. 

Grün sind die Hügel
Und grün ist die Au. 
Grün blitz't die Hoffnung,
Wenns Mädel ich schau. 

Grün Mieder kleidet
Dem Mädel so fein, 
Grün muß d'rum eben 
Ihr Herzliebster sein. 

Und sollt' ich fallen
In blutrother Schlacht,
Wird doch im Grünen
Mein Grab mir gemacht.

Confirmed with Gedichte von Pulvermacher, Breslau: Kohn & Hancke, 1860, page 45. Note: the Hofmeister Monatsberichte catalog for October 1898 erroneously lists Heinrich Schrader as having set this to music instead of Hermann Schramke.


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Hunter's song", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Research team for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor] , Melanie Trumbull

This text was added to the website: 2018-07-01
Line count: 16
Word count: 63

Hunter's song
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
My maiden loves green,
Green is so beautiful!
The hunter wears green,
Green is all she wants to see.

Green are hills 
And green is the meadow.
Hope sparkles green
When I gaze upon the maiden.

A green bodice suits
The maiden so well,
Therefore the beloved of her heart
Simply must be green as well.

And should I fall
In the blood-red battle,
My grave shall nevertheless 
Be prepared in the greenery.


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This text was added to the website: 2020-05-19
Line count: 16
Word count: 73