Es wolt ein jeger iagen (Matthias Greitter)

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  • (Posted 2017-07-20)  CPDL #45527:       
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2017-07-20).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 155 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: semi diplomatoric edition, Modern clefs

General Information

Title: Es wolt ein jeger iagen
Composer: Matthias Greitter

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1540 in Teutsche Liedlein (Georg Forster), Volume 2, no. 17
  2nd published: 1962 in Das Chorwerk, no. 87.1
Description: A song of a hunter who met three maids in the woods.

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

Es wolt ein Jeger iagen vor jhenem holtz
was begegnet jm auff der heyden
drey frewlein hubsche und stoltz

English.png English translation

A hunter went hunting in the woods.
Whom did he meet on the moors?
Three good looking maidens.