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Ich hatte eine Nachtigall

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich hatte eine Nachtigall,
die sang so schön, die sang so schön,
sie ist davon geflogen,
weit über Thal und Höh'n.
 
Ich hatt' ein junges Röselein,
so frisch und klar, so frisch und klar,
es ist mir weggestohlen,
derweil ich ferne war.
 
Ich hatte einen lieben Schatz,
mein Glück, mein Glanz, mein Glück, mein Glanz!
sie ist davon gezogen,
trug einen Myrthenkranz!


Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by 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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English [singable] (Constance Bache) , title 1: "My loss"


Text added to the website: 2008-01-02.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:14
Line count: 12
Word count: 62

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My loss

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

I had of yore a nightingale
That sang so sweet, that sang so sweet,
But from her prison flew she
On gladsome wing and fleet:

I had an opening rosebud once
As fresh as day, as fresh as day,
But it was stolen from me
The while I was away:

I had a precious jewel once,
My joy, my joy, my joy, my own!
But she was taken from me,
And bore a myrtle crown!


From a Rubinstein score.
Note: the colons at the end of the first two stanzas may be typographical errors in the score.

Submitted by Harry Joelson

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Karl von Lemcke (1831 - 1913), "Verlust"
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Pauline von Decker, Robert Gund, Hans Harthan, Robert von Hornstein, Henning Karl Adam von Koss, Joseph Rheinberger, Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein, Richard Senff, Johann Baptist Zerlett. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2011-06-26.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:26
Line count: 12
Word count: 75