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Hänflings Liebeswerbung

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ahidi1! ich liebe.
Mild lächelt die Sonne,
Mild wehen die Weste,
Sanft rieselt die Quelle,
Süß duften die Blumen.
Ich liebe, Ahidi!

Ahidi! ich liebe. 
Dich lieb' ich, du Sanfte
Mit seidnem Gefieder,
Mit strahlenden Äuglein,
Dich, Schönste der Schwestern!
Ich liebe, Ahidi!

Ahidi! ich liebe.
O sieh, wie die Blumen
Sich liebevoll grüßen,
Sich liebevoll nicken!
O liebe mich wieder!
Ich liebe, Ahidi!

Ahidi! ich liebe.
O sieh, wie der Epheu
Mit liebenden Armen
Die Eiche umschlinget.
O liebe mich wieder!
Ich liebe, Ahidi!

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Friedrich Kind. Leipzig bei Johann Friedrich Hartknoch 1808, pages 132-133.

First published in Kind's novella Leben, Thaten und Meinungen meines Hänflings von ihm selbst erzählt, anonymously published in Lenardos Schwærmereyen. Zweiter Theil. Leipzig bey Wilhelm Heinsius dem jüngern 1794. The poem appears in chapter 5 of the novella, pages 93-94.

1 Ahidi is the name of the linnet's truelove, a pretty female linnet.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]


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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "El galanteig del passerell", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Het liefdesliedje van de kneu", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The linnet's serenade", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant d'amour de linotte", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2018-03-04 12:11:33
Line count: 24
Word count: 85

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Chant d'amour de linotte

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

Ahidi, j'aime ! Ahidi, j'aime !
Le soleil sourit doucement,
Le vent d'ouest souffle doucement,
La source murmure gentiment,
Le parfum des fleurs est doux !
J'aime, Ahidi ! J'aime, Ahidi !

Ahidi, j'aime ! Ahidi, j'aime !
Je t'aime, ma douce,
Avec tes ailes argentées,
Avec tes petits yeux brillants,
La plus belle de tes sœurs !
J'aime, Ahidi ! J'aime, Ahidi !

Ahidi, j'aime ! Ahidi, j'aime !
Oh, regarde comme les fleurs
Se saluent, pleines d'amour,
Se font des signes de la tête, pleines d'amour !
Oh, aime-moi encore !
J'aime, Ahidi ! J'aime, Ahidi !

Ahidi, j'aime ! Ahidi, j'aime !
Oh, regarde comme le lierre
Avec ses bras aimants
S'accroche au chêne.
Oh, aime-moi encore !
J'aime, Ahidi ! J'aime, Ahidi !

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Friedrich Kind (1768 - 1843), "Hänflings Liebeswerbung", written 1793, first published 1794 CAT DUT ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Franz Peter Schubert. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2012-11-27.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:05
Line count: 24
Word count: 127