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Nachtigall

Language: German (Deutsch)

O Nachtigall,
Dein süßer Schall
[Dringt]1 mir durch Mark und Bein.
Nein, trauter Vogel, nein!
Was in mir schafft so süße Pein,
Das ist nicht dein, --
Das ist von andern himmelschönen,
Nun längst für mich verklungenen Tönen
In deinem Lied ein leiser Widerhall.


Translation(s): DUT ENG ENG FRE ITA

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Confirmed with: C. Reinhold, Gedichte, Stuttgart: Carl Mäcken, 1853, page 11.

1 Brahms: "er dringet"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Nachtegaal", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Nightingale", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Virginia Woods, Mrs. John P. Morgan) , "Nightingale"
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Rossignol", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Usignolo", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2019-01-14 16:56:24

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Nightingale

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

O nightingale,
your sweet sound
penetrates my marrow and my bones.
No, dear bird, no!
what creates in me such sweet pain,
is not you,
but something else: heavenly, lovely tones
that have long since faded away;
in your song there is merely a soft echo.


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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

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