Language: German (Deutsch)
Der Uhu, der Kauz und zwo Eulen,
Beklagten erbärmlich ihr Leid:
Wir singen; doch heißt es, wir heulen.
So grausam belügt uns der Neid!
Wir hören der Nachtigall Proben,
Und weichen an Stimme nicht ihr:
Wir selber, wir müssen uns loben,
Es lobt uns ja keiner, als wir!
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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "The owls", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Language: English after the German (Deutsch)
Two owls, 'twas a barn - and a screech owl
bewailed their deplorable lot:
we sing; but it's said to be mere howl.
It's envy that hatches this plot.
Rehearsals of nightingales singing -
we match them in ev'ry regard!
When nobody's praises are ringing,
it's ours to take over that part!
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Text added to the website: 2007-02-24.
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