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Im Garten klagt die Nachtigall

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Azerbaijani (Azərbaycan dili)

Im Garten klagt die Nachtigall
Und [hängt]1 das feine Köpfchen nieder:
Was hilft's, daß ich so schöne Lieder
Und wundersüße Töne habe --
Solange ich [mein]2 grau Gefieder
Und nicht der Rose Schöne [habe]3!
Im Blumenbeet die Rose klagt:
Wie soll das Leben mir gefallen?
Was hilft's, daß vor den Blumen allen
Ich [Anmut, Duft und Schöne]4 habe --
Solang' ich nicht der Nachtigallen
Gesang und süße Töne [habe]3!
Mirza-Schaffy entschied den Streit.
Er sprach: Laßt [eure]5 Klagen beide,
Du Rose [mit dem duft'gen]6 Kleide,
Du Nachtigall mit [deinen Liedern]7:
Vereint zur Lust und Ohrenweide
Der Menschen euch in meinen Liedern!

Translation(s): ENG

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1 Gall: "senkt"
2 Gall: "das"; Bronsart: "dies"
3 Gall: "hab'"
4 Gall: "Schöne, Duft und Anmuth"
5 Gall, Bronsart: "euer"
6 Gall: "in duft'gem"
7 Gall: "deinem Lied"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "The nightingale laments in the garden", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-11-09.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:59
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