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Die Drossel

Language: German (Deutsch)

"Ich will ja nicht [zum]1 Garten gehn,
Will liegen sommerlang,
[Hört' ich die lust'ge]2 Drossel nur,
Die in dem Busche sang."
Man fängt dem Kind die Drossel ein,
Im Käfig sitzt sie dort,
Doch singen will sie nicht und hängt
Ihr Köpfchen immerfort.
Noch einmal blickt das Kind nach ihr
Mit bittendem Gesicht,
Da schlägt die Drossel schön und hell,
Da glänzt sein Aug' und bricht.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Uhlands Werke, Erster Teil, Gedichte, herausgegeben von Adalbert Silbermann, Berlin, Leipzig, Wien, Stuttgart: Deutsches Verlagshaus Bong & Co., [no year], page 142

1 Strauss: "in"
2 Strauss: "Hör' ich die liebe"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and 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)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "La grive", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "The thrush", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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