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Ellens Gesang II
German source: Adam Storck

Jäger, ruhe von der Jagd!
Weicher Schlummer soll dich decken,
Träume nicht, wenn Sonn’ erwacht,
Dass Jagdhörner dich erwecken.

Schlaf! der Hirsch ruht in der Höhle,
Bei dir sind die Hunde wach,
Schlaf, nicht quäl’ es deine Seele,
Dass dein edles Ross erlag.

Jäger, ruhe von der Jagd!
Weicher Schlummer soll dich decken;
Wenn der junge Tag erwacht,
Wird kein Jägerhorn dich wecken.

Ellen's Song II
English translation © Richard Wigmore

Huntsman, rest from the chase!
Gentle slumber shall cover you;
do not dream that when the sun rises
hunting horns shall wake you:

Sleep! The stag rests in his den,
your hounds lie awake beside you;
sleep! Let it not torment your soul
that your noble steed has perished.

Huntsman, rest from the chase!
Gentle slumber shall cover you;
when the new day dawns
no hunting horn shall wake you.

Translations by Richard Wigmore first published by Gollancz and reprinted in the Hyperion Schubert Song Edition

Ellens Gesang II
German source: Adam Storck

Ellen's Song II
English source: Richard Wigmore

Jäger, ruhe von der Jagd!
Huntsman, rest from the chase!
Weicher Schlummer soll dich decken,
Gentle slumber shall cover you;
Träume nicht, wenn Sonn’ erwacht,
do not dream that when the sun rises
Dass Jagdhörner dich erwecken.
hunting horns shall wake you:

Schlaf! der Hirsch ruht in der Höhle,
Sleep! The stag rests in his den,
Bei dir sind die Hunde wach,
your hounds lie awake beside you;
Schlaf, nicht quäl’ es deine Seele,
sleep! Let it not torment your soul
Dass dein edles Ross erlag.
that your noble steed has perished.

Jäger, ruhe von der Jagd!
Huntsman, rest from the chase!
Weicher Schlummer soll dich decken;
Gentle slumber shall cover you;
Wenn der junge Tag erwacht,
when the new day dawns
Wird kein Jägerhorn dich wecken.
no hunting horn shall wake you.

Composer

Franz Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert was an late Classical and early Romantic composer. He produced a vast oeuvre during his short life, composing more the 600 vocal works (largely Lieder), and well as several symphonies, operas, and a large body of piano music. He…

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