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Vöglein vom Zweig

Language: German (Deutsch)

Vöglein vom Zweig
 Gaukelt hernieder;
Lustig sogleich
 Schwingt es sich wieder.

Jetzt dir so nah,
 Jetzt sich versteckend;
Abermals da,
 Scherzend und neckend.

Tastest du zu,
 Bist du betrogen,
Spottend im Nu
 Ist es entflogen.

Still! Bis zur Hand
 Wird's dir noch hüpfen,
Bist du gewandt,
 Kann's nicht entschlüpfen.

Ist's denn so schwer
 Das zu erwarten?
Schau' um dich her:
 Blühender Garten!

Ei, du verzagst?
 Laß' es gewähren,
Bis du's erjagst,
 Kannst du's entbehren.

Wird's doch auch dann
 Wenig nur bringen,
Aber es kann
 Süßestes [singen]1.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA POR

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Note: also titled "Das Vöglein" in some editions.
1 Schumann: "bringen"

Submitted by Claus-Christian Schuster


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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Het geluk", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Romney) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le bonheur", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "La felicità", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Margarida Moreno) , "A felicidade", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2016-03-14 22:34:23
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A felicidade

Language: Portuguese (Português) after the German (Deutsch)

O passarinho esvoaça
Do ramo até cá abaixo;
Logo a seguir, divertido,
Balança-se outra vez.

Ora tão perto de ti,
Ora escondendo-se,
De novo aparece,
Brincando e gracejando.

Se lhe tocas,
És enganado,
Num ápice, troçando
Ele voou e fugiu.

Silêncio! Até à tua mão
Ele ainda vai saltitar
Se tiveres jeito,
Não pode escapar.

É assim tão difícil,
Esperar que isso aconteça?
Olha à tua volta!
O jardim floresce!

Ai, tu desanimas?
Tem paciência,
Até o caçares,
Podes passar sem ele.

Apesar de tudo,
Mesmo que traga pouco,
Pode ser que ainda traga
Mais doçuras.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Portuguese (Português) copyright © 2011 by Margarida Moreno, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by (Christian) Friedrich Hebbel (1813 - 1863), "Das Glück", first published 1838 DUT ENG FRE ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Heinrich , Freiherr von Herzogenberg, Robert Kahn, Josef Schelb, Robert Schumann, Max Seifriz, Hugo Wolf. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2011-07-16 00:00:00.
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