The LiederNet Archive
WARNING. Not all the material on this website is in the public domain.
It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.
For more information, contact us at the following address:
licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net

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

List of language codes

About the headline (FAQ)

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


Submitted by Pierre Mathé [Guest Editor]

Authorship


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):

  • 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
Line count: 11
Word count: 62

Gentle Reminder
This website began in 1995 as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since 2008. Our research has never had any government or institutional funding, so if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust

Browse imslp.org (Petrucci Music Library) for Lieder or choral works