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Ein Vögelein

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ein Vögelein
Fliegt [über den]1 Rhein
Und wiegt die Flügel
Im Sonnenschein,
Sieht Rebenhügel
Und grüne Flut
[In goldner Glut. -]2
Wie wohl das tut,
So hoch erhoben
Im Morgenhauch!
Beim Vöglein droben,
O, wär' ich auch!


Translation(s): DUT DUT ENG FRE ITA

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Confirmed with Gedichte von C. Reinhold, Stuttgart: C. Mäcken, Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1853, pages 65-66

1 Lang: "über'n". Lang set this text before the poem was published. She was using Köstlin’s poetry manuscript (Z 2722/8, poem 32, Deutsches Literaturarchiv, Marbach, Germany) in which the word is "über'n"
2 omitted by Lang.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and 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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "In the boat", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Odile Bénassy) , title 1: "Un petit oiseau", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Un uccelletto vola sul Reno", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Op het schip", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Op het schip", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2016-09-11 14:01:27
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Word count: 37

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In the boat

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

A tiny bird
Flies over the Rhein
And flaps its wings
in the bright sunshine.
It sees hills with vines
And a green river
[In a golden glow.]1
How good it is,
To be raised so high
Up in the morning air!
Up above with that little bird,
O, would I were there as well!


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1 omitted by Lang.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Christian Reinhold (1813 - 1856), "Auf dem Schiffe", written 1842, first published 1853 DUT DUT FRE ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Johannes Brahms, Josephine Lang. Go to the text.

 

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

Last modified: 2016-09-11 14:01:50
Line count: 12
Word count: 55