The Chase (Edward German)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-02-15). Score information: A4, 12 pages, 152 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
First published: 1900
Original text and translations
Awake! the golden morn is here,
The sun-rays brightly streaming,
The horns re-echo far and near!
And time is o'er for dreaming!
Upon the sward the gallant steeds
impatiently are neighing;
They yearn to press the spreading meads,
And loud the hounds are baying!
Awake! awake! the quarry waits,
The horns are blithely sounding:
The hounds and steeds across the meads
Would now be swiftly bounding.
Behold! the antler'd quarry roves
Amid th bush and bracken,
And till the hunter victor proves,
his rein should never slacken.
So come and join the sturdy chase
O'er ev'ry hill and hollow;
Not lagging, but at lightning pace,
THe nimble deer we'll follow.