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Nachtigall, hüte dich!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Nachtigall, hüte dich!
Singe nicht so lieblich!
Ach, dein allzuschönes Singen
Wird dich um die Freiheit bringen.
  Hüte dich!

Schöne Blume, hüte dich,
Blühe nicht zu glühend,
Dufte nicht so voll Entzücken!
Wer dich siehet, will dich pflücken,
  Hüte dich!

Schönes Mädchen, hüte dich!
Lächle nicht so gütig!
Deine Schönheit, deine Güte --
Denk' an Nachtigall und Blüte.
  Hüte dich!

Translation(s): ENG

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D. Engel sets stanza 2?

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Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor] and Harry Joelson


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-01-18 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2016-11-25 19:37:58

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