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:Come from the mountain side,
:A mellow bell pears near,
:Come from the valleys wide,
:It has so sweet a sound;
:See, how we muster strong,
:I know a maiden dear
:Tramping along!
:With voice as full and round
:Rifle on shoulder sling,
:A sunlit alm shines clear,
:Powder and bullets bring,
:With clover blossoms sweet;
:Manly in mind and heart,
:There dwells my maiden dear
:Play we our part.
:And there my love I meet.
:Sure be each eye to-day,
:There flying with no fear
:Steady each hand must stay,
:The swallows pass all day,
:If in the trial we,
:And fast, my maiden dear,  
:Victors would be!
:Sees chamois haste away.
:Sharp is the crack! 't Is done!
:I cannot linger here,
:Lost is the chance, or won;
:I cannot wait below;
:Right in the gold is it!
:To seek my maiden dear.
:Huzza! The hit!
:I, to the alm must go.
:The sun will sink and light the west
:The mountain's call I hear,
:And touch the peaks with crimson glow:
:And up the height I bound;
:Then shadows fill the vale with rest
:I know my maiden dear
:While stars look peace on all below.
:Will mark my Juchhé sound.
:In triumph then we take our way,
:Rejoicing come I here
:And with our prizes homeward wend:
:My flaxen-haired sweet-heart;
:Through meadows sweet with new-mown hay,
:I love thee maiden dear,
:A song exultant will we send.
:Nay! Bid me not depart!

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Title: On the Alm, Op. 27, No. 5
Composer: Edward Elgar

Number of voices: 6vv Voicing: SATTBB
Genre: Secular, Partsongs
Language: English
Instruments: piano
Published: 1897

Description: No. 5 from "From the Bavarian Highlands"

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Original text and translations

English text

A mellow bell pears near,
It has so sweet a sound;
I know a maiden dear
With voice as full and round
A sunlit alm shines clear,
With clover blossoms sweet;
There dwells my maiden dear
And there my love I meet.
There flying with no fear
The swallows pass all day,
And fast, my maiden dear,
Sees chamois haste away.
I cannot linger here,
I cannot wait below;
To seek my maiden dear.
I, to the alm must go.
The mountain's call I hear,
And up the height I bound;
I know my maiden dear
Will mark my Juchhé sound.
Rejoicing come I here
My flaxen-haired sweet-heart;
I love thee maiden dear,
Nay! Bid me not depart!