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Ging unter dichten Zweigen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ging unter [dichten]1 Zweigen
Am Morgen im grünen Wald,
Der Vöglein [lust'ger]2 Reigen
[Von]3 allen Wipfeln schallt'.

Und riefen viel einander:
"Heraus, wo Vöglein sind,
Zu singen mit einander
In [den]4 kühlen Morgenwind!"

Da hat's auch mir geklungen
Tief [in die Brust]5 hinein,
Da hat sich's drin geschwungen,
Als wär's ein Vögelein.

Und ist ein Vöglein drinnen,
So flieg' es frei heraus,
Und ist ein Lied darinnen,
So zieh' es fröhlich aus!

Translation(s): ENG

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1 Abt, Radecke: "duft'gen"; Schreck: "den dichten"; further changes may exist not noted.
2 Reinecke: "lustiger"
3 Reinecke: "aus"
4 Reinecke: "dem"
5 Reinecke: "ins Herz"

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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , "Song of the May"

Text added to the website: 2009-03-22.
Last modified: 2016-03-08 17:01:47
Line count: 16
Word count: 72

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