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Language: German (Deutsch)

Amselchen mein! Sag an!
Ist deine Sehnsucht still,
Wenn du dein Lied gesungen?
Meine nicht! Mein Herz bleibt beklommen!
Amselchen singt: Schau nur, schau,
Was bist du für eine törichte Frau!
Weine nicht! Der Tag wird kommen!

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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 (Laura Prichard) , title 1: "Blackbird's song", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Chanson du merle", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-07-07T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2016-10-28T09:12:45
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Blackbird's song

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Blackbird mine! Tell me!
Does your yearning subside,
when you have sung your song?
Mine doesn't! My heart remains oppressed!
The blackbird sings: Look now, see,
What a foolish woman you are!
Don’t cry! The day will come!

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2015 by Laura Prichard, (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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Text added to the website: 2015-09-29T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2015-09-29T18:19:57
Line count: 7
Word count: 38