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Wohl diese tausend Vögelein

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wohl diese tausend Vögelein
Wohnen und singen im grünen Hain,
Sie haben all' zwei Flüglein schön,
Zu fliegen über Land und Seen,
Sie haben alle süßen Mund,
Zu singen hell aus Herzensgrund --
O bitt' euch, liebe Vögelein,
Will keins von euch mein Bote sein?

Ich will euch senden in ein Thal
Mit lust'gen Quellen ohne Zahl,
Da blühen Blumen süß und lind
Und wiegen sich im Abendwind;
Ich will euch senden vor ein Haus,
Da lacht der Frühling selbst heraus --
O bitt' euch, liebe Vögelein,
Will keins von euch mein Bote sein?

Am liebsten flög' ich selber hin,
Und sagt' ihr, wie so treu ich bin,
Und klagt' ihr meine lange Pein,
Daß ich von ihr muß ferne sein;
Da läg' ich auch an ihrer Brust,
Und Kuß um Kuß und Liebeslust --
O bitt' euch, liebe Vögelein,
Will keines mir zwei Flügel leihn?

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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: 2011-02-04 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:28

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Word count: 143

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