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Die freien Sänger

Language: German (Deutsch)

Vöglein hüpfet in dem Haine,
[Herzchen]1 hüpfet in der Brust.
Bei [des Frühroth's [sic] erstem Scheine]2
Sind sie wach [voll]3 Lieb' und Lust.

[Denn]4 ein [frohes, freies]5 Leben,
Freier Flug und freier Sang
Ward den Liebenden gegeben,
Und sie zieh'n die [Welt entlang]6.

Vöglein über Thal und Hügel
Findet bei der Liebsten Ruh,
Auf! mein Herz, auch deine Flügel
Tragen dich dem Himmel zu.

Translation(s): DUT ENG

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Found in Die Sängerfahrt. Eine Neujahrsgabe für Freunde der Dichtkunst und Mahlerey. Gesammelt von Friedrich Förster. Berlin: in der Maurerschen Buchhandlung, 1818, pages 109-110.

Note: misattributed on the Lang score to von Seckendorf.
1 Lang: "Vöglein"
2 Lang: "dem ersten Morgenscheine"
3 Lang: "in"
4 The Lang score has a typo ("Dem")
5 Lang: "freies, frohes"
6 The Lang score has another typo ("Welten lang")

Submitted by 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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De vrije zangers", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "The unfettered singers", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2006-11-15.
Last modified: 2015-07-28 12:36:20
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