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Das Fischlein

Language: German (Deutsch)

   Ein klares Bächlein fließet
Durchs grüne Wiesenthal,
Darinnen schwimmen lustig
Die Fischlein allzumal.
   Sie schwimmen auf und nieder
Und sind so frank und frei,
Die lieben Silberfischlein,
Rasch gleiten sie vorbei!
   Sie schnalzen in die Höhe
Wohl einen Augenblick,
Dann schlüpfen sie geschwinde
Zum kühlen Grund zurück.
   Dem Fischlein ists so wohlig,
So frisch und leicht zu Muth;
Im hellen Wasser spielen
Ist Alles, was es thut!
   Könnt ich doch mit dir schwimmen
Und spielen auch mit dir!
Leb wohl, leb wohl, du Fischlein,
Und grüß die andern mir!

Confirmed with Kinder-Lieder von G. Ch. Dieffenbach, Mainz: Verlag von C.G. Kunze, 1854, pages 64-65

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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

Text added to the website: 2016-04-12 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2016-04-12 17:14:20

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