by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation by Theodore Martin, Sir, KCB KCVO (1816 - 1909)

Were I a swallow
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Were I a swallow
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Authorship

Based on

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

  • by Herbert Bedford (1867 - 1945), "Were I a swallow", published 1893, note: translation omits first and last stanzas of the original