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Im Fliederbusch ein Vöglein saß

Language: German (Deutsch)

  Im Fliederbusch ein Vöglein saß
In der stillen, schönen Maiennacht,
Darunter ein Mägdlein im hohen Gras
In der stillen, schönen Maiennacht.
Sang Mägdlein, hielt das Vöglein Ruh',
Sang Vöglein, hört' das Mägdlein zu,
  Und weithin klang 
  Der Zwiegesang
Das mondbeglänzte Thal entlang.

  Was sang das Vöglein im Gezweig
Durch die stille, schöne Maiennacht?
Was sang doch wohl das Mägdlein [gleich]1
Durch die stille, schöne Maiennacht?
Von Frühlingssonne das Vögelein,
Von Liebeswonne das Mägdelein.
  Wie der Gesang 
  Zum Herzen [drang]2,
[Vergess']3 ich nimmer mein [Lebelang]4!


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA POR

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First published in Deutscher Musenalmanach auf das Jahr 1837, p. 217.

Confirmed with Robert Reinick, Lieder eines Malers mit Randzeichnungen seiner Freunde, neu herausgegeben von Adolf Bothe, München: Verlag Rösl u. Cie., 1919, page 4

1 omitted by Mangold
2 W. Berger and Mangold: "klang"
3 Dresel: "Vergeß'"
4 in Reinick's later versions (1838, 1844, etc.): "Leben lang" (used by W. Berger and Mangold)

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Duet", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Ruth Rainero) , "In a lilac bush sat a little bird", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Duo", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Duetto", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Elke Beatriz Riedel) , "Canto a dois", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Duo

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

Dans un buisson de lilas un petit oiseau était posé,
Dans la nuit de Mai calme et belle,
Au-dessous une jeune fille dans l'herbe haute,
Dans la nuit de Mai calme et belle.
La jeune fille chantait, si seulement l'oiseau s'arrêtait,
Le petit oiseau chantait, si seulement la jeune fille écoutait,
Et ainsi résonnait
Leur duo
Le long de la vallée éclairée par la lune.

Que chantait le petit oiseau dans les branches
Dans la nuit de Mai calme et belle ?
Que chantait alors la jeune fille
Dans la nuit de Mai calme et belle ?
Le petit oiseau chantait le soleil du printemps,
La jeune fille chantait le bonheur de l'amour.
Combien ce chant
Touchait mon cœur,
Je ne l'oublierai jamais de toute ma vie.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Robert Reinick (1805 - 1852), "Zwiegesang", appears in Lieder eines Malers mit Randzeichnungen seiner Freunde, appears in Lieder, in Frühling und Liebe, first published 1838 CAT DUT ENG ITA POR
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Karl Balthasar, Wilhelm Reinhard Berger, Martin Blumner, Wenzel Theodor Bradsky, Otto Dresel, Johann Carl Eschmann, Alexander von Fielitz, Reinhold Finsterbusch, Wilhelm Freudenberg, Robert Fuchs, Jan Karol Gall, Georg Eduard Goltermann, Carl Georg Peter Grädener, Carl Häser, Gustav Hecht, Moritz Hetzel, Ferdinand von Hiller, Otto Hohlfeld, Carl Isenmann, Robert Kahn, Carl Kloberg, August Friedrich Martin Klughardt, Gustav Krug, Friedrich Wilhelm Kücken, Carl Ludwig Amand Mangold, George W. Marston, Erik Meyer-Helmund, Bernhard Molique, August Overbeck, Robert Radecke, Alois Reckendorf, Karl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke, Heinrich Reinhardt, Karl Gottlieb Reissiger, Alfred Richter, Leopold Rosenfeld, Louis Samson, Arnold Franz Walter Schoenberg, Gustav Schreck, Louis [Ludwig] Spohr, Fritz Steinbach, Paul Stöbe, Ernst Stoiber, Benno Stolzenberg, Georg Vierling, Aug. Weichelt, Heinrich Weiss, Friedrich von Wickede. Go to the text.

 

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