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Feldeinwärts flog ein Vögelein

Language: German (Deutsch)

Feldeinwärts flog ein Vögelein
Und sang im muntern Sonnenschein
Mit süßem, wunderbaren Ton:
Ade, ich fliege nun davon,
      Weit! Weit!
  [Reis']1 ich noch heut!

Ich horchte auf den Feldgesang,
Mir ward so wohl und doch so bang,
Mit frohem Schmerz, mit trüber Lust
Stieg wechselnd bald und sang die Brust,
      Herz! Herz!
  Brichst du vor Wonn' oder Schmerz?

Doch als ich die Blätter fallen sah,
Da dacht ich: Ach, der Herbst ist [da]2!
Der Sommergast, die Schwalbe zieht
Vielleicht so Lieb' und Sehnsucht flieht,
      Weit! weit!
  Rasch mit der Zeit!

Doch rückwärts kam der Sonnenschein,
Dicht hinter drauf das Vögelein,
Es sah mit tränend Angesicht
Und sang: die Liebe wintert nicht,
      Nein! Nein.
  Ist und bleibt Frühlingsschein!

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1 Draeseke: "Flieg"
2 Draeseke: "nah"

Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani 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)

Text added to the website: 2007-06-03 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:09

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