by Eligius Franz Joseph, Freiherr von Münch-Bellinghausen (1806 - 1871), as Friedrich Halm
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Mein Lieb ist ein Jäger, und grün ist...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Mein Lieb ist ein Jäger, und grün ist sein Kleid,
Und blau ist sein Auge, nur sein Herz ist zu weit.

Mein Lieb ist ein Jäger, trifft immer ins Ziel,
Und Mädchen berückt er, so viel er nur will.

Mein Lieb ist ein Jäger, kennt Wege und Spur,
Zu mir aber kommt er durch die Kirchtüre nur!

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Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

  • by Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897), "Der Jäger", op. 95 (Sieben Lieder für 1 hohe Stimme -- für 1 tiefe Stimme mit Pianoforte) no. 4 (1884?), published 1884 [high voice or low voice and piano], Berlin, Simrock [
     text verified 1 time
    ]

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "The hunter", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Le chasseur", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "De jager", 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 10:01:31
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Word count: 57

The hunter
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
My love is a hunter, and green is his clothing,
and blue are his eyes, only his heart is too open.

My love is a hunter: he always hits his mark,
And he captivates the maidens, as many as he wants.

My love is a hunter - he knows all the paths and trails,
but to me he will come only through the door of the church!

Authorship

  • 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:

    Translation copyright © by Emily Ezust,
    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 10:01:31
Line count: 6
Word count: 67