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Ein klein Vöglein wär' ich gern

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ein klein Vöglein wär' ich gern,
Schwirrt' um meinen guten Herrn.
Honig hat er auf den Lippen,
Und ich dürfte davon nippen;
Wann ich wollte, könnt' ich's wagen,
Niemals würd' er mich verjagen.
Und zum Dank pfiff' ich ihm Lieder
Stolz von seiner Schulter nieder.
Käm‘ der liebe Mondenschein,
Schlief' in seiner Hand ich ein -
Wär' ich nur sein Vöglein klein!

Translation(s): FRE

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Ricarda Huch, zweite vermehrte Auflage, Leizig, H. Haeffel Verlag, 1908, page 154.

Submitted by Pierre Mathé [Guest Editor]


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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Je voudrais être un petit oiseau", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2016-03-14.
Last modified: 2016-03-14 21:59:14
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