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Trois beaux oiseaux du Paradis

Language: French (Français)

Trois beaux oiseaux du Paradis
Mon ami z-il est à la guerre
Trois beaux oiseaux du Paradis
Ont passé par ici.

Le premier était plus bleu que le ciel,
(Mon ami z-il est à la guerre)
Le second était couleur de neige,
Le troisième rouge vermeil.

"Beaux oiselets du Paradis,
(Mon ami z-il est à la guerre)
Beaux oiselets du Paradis,
Qu'apportez par ici?"

"J'apporte un regard couleur d'azur
(Ton ami z-il est à la guerre)"
"Et moi, sur beau front couleur de neige,
Un baiser dois mettre, encore plus pur."

Oiseau vermeil du Paradis,
(Mon ami z-il est à la guerre)
Oiseau vermeil du Paradis,
Que portez vous ainsi?

"Un joli coeur tout cramoisi"
Ton ami z-il est à la guerre
"Ha! je sens mon coeur qui froidit...
Emportez le aussi."

Translation(s): ENG GER ITA

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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 (Judith Kellock) , title 1: "Three beautiful birds of paradise", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Paolo Montanari) , title 1: "Tre begli uccelli del Paradiso", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Drei schöne Vögel aus dem Paradies", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:46

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Drei schöne Vögel aus dem Paradies

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

Drei schöne Vögel aus dem Paradies,
- mein Liebster ist im Krieg -
drei schöne Vögel aus dem Paradies
sind hier vorbei geflogen.

Der erste blauer als der Himmel,
(Mein Liebster ist im Krieg)
der zweite weißer als der Schnee
der dritte scharlachrot.

„Ihr schönen Vöglein aus dem Paradies,
- mein Liebster ist im Krieg -
ihr schönen Vöglein aus dem Paradies,
was bringt ihr mir denn mit?“

„Ich bring’ einen azurnen Blick“,
- dein Liebster ist im Krieg - “ 
„und ich auf deine weiße Stirn
einen Kuss, der weißer ist.“

„Du, roter Vogel aus dem Paradies,
- mein Liebster ist im Krieg -
du, roter Vogel aus dem Paradies,
was bringst du mir denn mit?“

„Ich bring ein scharlachrotes Herz“
- dein Liebster ist im Krieg -.
„Ach! Wie mein Herz zu Eis erstarrt …
nimm’s weg, ach, nimm es mit.“

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Text added to the website: 2015-04-07 00:00:00.

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