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Vöglein, wohin so schnell?

Language: German (Deutsch)

Vöglein, wohin so schnell?
"Nach Norden, nach Norden!
Dort scheint die Sonne nun so hell,
Dort ist's nun Frühling [geworden]1."
O Vöglein mit den Flügeln bunt,
Und wenn du kommst zum Lindengrund,
Zum Hause meiner Liebe,
Dann sag' ihr daß ich Tag und Nacht
von ihr geträumt an sie gedacht,
und daß ich treu geblieben.
Und die Blumen im Tal,
Grüss' tausend Mal!

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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1 Heidingsfeld: "worden"

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

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Little bird, where are you going so quickly?", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Petit oiseau, où vas-tu si vite ?", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:29
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Word count: 63

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Petit oiseau, où vas‑tu si vite ?

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Petit oiseau, où vas-tu si vite ?
« Au Nord, au Nord !
Là-bas le soleil brille avec tant d'éclat,
Là-bas le printemps est déjà arrivé. »
Ô petit oiseau aux ailes colorées,
Alors si tu arrives place des tilleuls,
À la maison de mon amour,
Alors dis-lui que nuit et jour
Je rêve d'elle et je pense à elle,
Et que je lui suis resté fidèle.
Et les fleurs de la vallée,
Salue-les mille fois !

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884), no title, appears in Jugendgedichte, in 1. Erstes Buch, in Lieder als Intermezzo, no. 16 ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Günther Bartel, O. von Baudissin, Sophie Wolf Baudissin, Gräfin, Charlotte Bauer, Albert Ernst Anton Becker, Heinrich Bellermann, Carl Georg Burda, Eugen von Buri, Heinrich Evers, Alexander Fesca, Otto Fiebach, Th[eodor?] Fischer, Robert Franz, K. Geibel, August Glück, Aug. Grüters, Ferdinand Gumbert, J. Jacques Haakman, Ludwig Heidingsfeld, Alfred Heitsch, Wilhelm Hill, H. Kaun, Marie Charlotte Henriette von Kehler, Georg Keller, Friedrich [Fritz] Kirchner, Halfdan Kjerulf, Emil Krause, Rich. Kriebel, E. Krones, Eduard Lassen, Benjamin Wilhelm Mayer, as W. A. Rémy, Heinrich Meyer, Simon van Milligen, Ferdinand Möhring, Ignaz Moscheles, Emil Nauwerk, Franz Xaver Viktor Neruda, Willem Frederick Gerard Nicolai, Eduard Poldini, Josef Reiter, Richard Schmidt, Bernhard Schuster, Wilhelm Taubert, Ernst Edward Taubert, Albert Theodor Töpken, Catharina Van Rennes, Emil Alexander Veit, Moritz Weyermann, Adolf Winter, Julius Witt. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2013-12-20.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:26
Line count: 12
Word count: 77