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Ein Vögelein

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ein Vögelein
Fliegt [über den]1 Rhein
Und wiegt die Flügel
Im Sonnenschein,
Sieht Rebenhügel
Und grüne Flut
[In goldner Glut. -]2
Wie wohl das tut,
So hoch erhoben
Im Morgenhauch!
Beim Vöglein droben,
O, wär' ich auch!


Translation(s): DUT DUT ENG FRE ITA

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Confirmed with Gedichte von C. Reinhold, Stuttgart: C. Mäcken, Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1853, pages 65-66

1 Lang: "über'n". Lang set this text before the poem was published. She was using Köstlin’s poetry manuscript (Z 2722/8, poem 32, Deutsches Literaturarchiv, Marbach, Germany) in which the word is "über'n"
2 omitted by Lang.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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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)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "In the boat", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Odile Bénassy) , title 1: "Un petit oiseau", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Un uccelletto vola sul Reno", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Op het schip", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Op het schip", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2016-09-11 14:01:27
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Un petit oiseau

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Un petit oiseau
Vole au-dessus du Rhin
Ses ailes se balancent
Dans l'éclat du soleil,
Il voit les collines de vigne
Et la verte vallée
Dans l'embrasement doré.
Comme cela fait du bien,
D'être emporté si haut
Dans l'air matinal !
Oh, près du petit oiseau, là-haut,
Comme j'aimerais être aussi !


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Authorship


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Christian Reinhold (1813 - 1856), "Auf dem Schiffe", written 1842, first published 1853 DUT DUT ENG ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Johannes Brahms, Josephine Lang. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2009-12-14.
Last modified: 2015-09-24 00:45:52
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Word count: 52