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Ein Vöglein singt im Wald

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ein Vöglein singt im Wald,
Singt Lieb' und Leiden,
Ich weine für mich hin -
Du willst ja scheiden.

Viel Rosen blühen roth,
Ich pflücke keine -
Brauch weder Schmuck noch Zier,
So ganz alleine.

Hab' dich so lieb gehabt
Und willst doch wandern,
Suchst nun dein' Fröhlichkeit,
Dein Glück bei Andern.

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (August Matthijs) , title 1: "Een Voglijn zingt in 't Woud"
  • ENG English [singable] (J. A. Homan) , title 1: "A bird in the wood"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Un oiseau chante dans la forêt", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:47

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Un ocellet canta al bosc

Language: Catalan (Català) after the German (Deutsch)

Un ocellet canta al bosc,
canta l’amor i la pena,
jo ploro secretament –
tu em vols deixar.

Moltes roses vermelles floreixen
no en cullo cap –
no em calen ornaments,
estic tan sol.

Jo t’he estimat tant
i te’n vols anar,
cerques la teva joia i
felicitat a costat d’un altre.

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Translation of title "Volkslied" = "Cançó popular"


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2014 by Salvador Pila, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Anna (Nuhn) Ritter (1865 - 1921), "Ein Vöglein singt im Wald", appears in Vermischte Gedichte, no. 28 DUT ENG FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Peter Gast, Robert Kahn, Fritz Kauffmann, Marie Charlotte Henriette von Kehler, Fritz Lubrich, Jr., Max Reger, Othmar Schoeck, Frank Valentin Van der Stucken. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2014-12-24 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-12-24 20:07:21

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