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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

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

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


Text added to the website: 2009-03-22 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2016-03-08 17:01:47

Line count: 16
Word count: 72

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Song of the May

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

I roam'd amid the forest,
One morning in early spring,
The birds were chaunting [sic] their song in
The branches of the trees.

They seem'd to call to each other:
"Come forth, ye mortals sad,
And sing with us a merry lay
While soft the Zephyr blows."

Then rose the thought within me,
The secret lyre awoke,
And sung to me as sings
At eve the lonely nightingale.

The birds they sing because they must,
And he, the sacred bard, is like the feath'ry choir,
For sing he must and sing he will,
Though all the world conspire.


From the Reinecke score.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Robert Reinick (1805 - 1852), "Frühlingslied", appears in Lieder, in Frühling und Liebe, first published 1844
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Franz Wilhelm Abt, Charlotte von Bülow, Otto Dorn, Alexis Holländer, Julius Kniese, Gustav Krug, Emil Link, Max Meyer-Olbersleben, Hermann von der Pfordten, Robert Radecke, Louis Rakemann, Karl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke, Franz Ries, Martin Roeder, Gustav Schreck, August Schulz, Otto Tiehsen, Adalbert Ûberlée, Eugen von Volborth, Julius Weiss. Go to the text.

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

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Text added to the website: 2010-04-09 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:38

Line count: 16
Word count: 98