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Ein kleiner, hübscher Vogel

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Hungarian (Magyar)

Ein kleiner, hübscher Vogel
nahm den Flug
zum Garten hin,
da gab es Obst genug.
Wenn ich ein hübscher,
kleiner Vogel wär,
ich säumte nicht,
ich täte so wie der.

lauert an dem Ort;
der arme Vogel
konnte nicht mehr fort.
Wenn ich ein hübscher,
kleiner Vogel wär,
ich säumte doch,
ich täte nicht wie der. 

Der Vogel kam
in eine schöne Hand,
da tat es ihm,
dem Glücklichen, nicht and.
Wenn ich ein hübscher,
kleiner Vogel wär,
ich säumte nicht,
ich täte doch wie der.


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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):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "A small, pretty bird", copyright ©
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Pauline Kroger) , copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Un joli petit oiseau", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:25

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Word count: 87

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Een kleine kwieke vogel

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Een kleine kwieke vogel
Vloog vlug op
De boomgaard in,
Want daar was fruit volop.
Was ik een kwieke,
Kleine vogel vrij,
Ik talmde niet,
Ik deed precies als hij.
Lijmstok en arglist
Wacht in de heg;
De arme vogel
Kon toen niet meer weg.
Was ik een kwieke,
Kleine vogel vrij,
Ik talmde toch,
Ik deed het niet als hij.
De vogel kwam
Nochtans wel goed terecht,
Hij kreeg het dus -
Had veel geluk - niet slecht.
Was ik een kwieke,
Kleine vogel vrij,
Ik talmde niet,
Ik deed toch net als hij.

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Text added to the website: 2015-03-23 00:00:00.

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