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Das Nachtigallenwäldchen

Language: German (Deutsch)

O sel'ger Gang
Den Wald entlang,
Bei Nachtigallen-Wettgesang! 
Wenn aufgewühlt von lauer Luft
Gewürzig wallt der Blüthenduft, 
Und sich der Büsche Dolden 
Im Abendschein vergolden!  

O Liedeshall 
Der Nachtigall, 
Was ist es, wenn so süß dein Schall? 
Die Brust von Blüthendüften schwillt, 
Und wenn sie klingend überquillt, 
Gibt sie die Düfte wieder, 
Nur hingehaucht in Lieder.   

O Seligkeit 
Der Jugendzeit, 
Wenn lauter Wonne nah und weit! 
Wenn jede Kraft im ersten Schwung 
Und jede Freude neu und jung, 
Wenn süß das Leben düftet, 
Vom Hauch der Lieb' gelüftet!  

Wenn das die Brust, 
Voll, unbewußt 
In Lieder ausgießt ihre Lust  --  
Was ist es?  Wie die Nachtigall, 
Einathmend aller Blüthen Schwall, 
Gibt sie im Hauch der Lieder 
Ihr süßes Leben wieder. 

Confirmed with Erwinia. Ein Blatt zur Unterhaltung und Belehrung, Jahrgänge 1838 und 1839, ed. by August Stöber, Straßburg: G. L. Schuler, 1840. Appears in issue no. 21 dated Samstag, den 25 Mai 1839, in Gedichte von Adolf Stöber, no. 3, pages 161 - 162; and confirmed with Die deutschen Dichter der Neuzeit, zweites Buch, ed. by Ignaz Hub, München: Joh. Palm's Hofbuchhandlung, 1852, page 692.

Submitted by Melanie Trumbull


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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