by Friedrich von Schiller (1759 - 1805)
Translation © by Salvador Pila

Mit dem Pfeil, dem Bogen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Mit dem Pfeil, dem Bogen,
Durch Gebirg' und Tal
Kommt der Schütz gezogen
Früh am Morgenstrahl.

Wie im Reich der Lüfte
König ist der Weih --
Durch Gebirg und Klüfte
Herrscht der Schütze frei.

Ihm gehört das Weite,
Was sein Pfeil erreicht,
Das ist seine Beute,
Was da kreucht und fleugt.

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Het schutterslied van de jongeman", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The boy's song of the archer", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le chant du garçon archer", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Canzone del fanciullo arciere", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 50

Amb les fletxes i l’arc
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Amb les fletxes i l’arc,
a través de muntanyes i valls,
tresca l’arquer
a la primera llum del matí.

Tal com al reialme dels aires
el rei és el milà,
a través muntanyes i afraus,
l’arquer regna lliurement.

Els espais oberts li pertanyen,
tot el que la seva fletxa abasta
és la seva presa,
tant si s’arrossega com si vola.

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Translations of title(s):
"Des Buben Schützenlied" = "Cançó del noi arquer"
"Schützenlied" = "Cançó de l'arquer"


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2020 by Salvador Pila, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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This text was added to the website: 2020-10-16
Line count: 12
Word count: 60