by Christian Reinhold (1813 - 1856)
Translation © by Lau Kanen

Ein Vögelein
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Ein Vögelein
Fliegt [über den]1 Rhein
Und wiegt die Flügel
Im Sonnenschein,
Sieht Rebenhügel
Und grüne Flut
[In goldner Glut. -]2
Wie wohl das tut,
So hoch erhoben
Im Morgenhauch!
Beim Vöglein droben,
O, wär' ich auch!

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Confirmed with Gedichte von C. Reinhold, Stuttgart: C. Mäcken, Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1853, pages 65-66

1 Lang: "über'n". Lang set this text before the poem was published. She was using Köstlin’s poetry manuscript (Z 2722/8, poem 32, Deutsches Literaturarchiv, Marbach, Germany) in which the word is "über'n"
2 omitted by Lang.

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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 (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "In the boat", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Odile Bénassy) , title 1: "Un petit oiseau", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Un uccelletto vola sul Reno", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Op het schip", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Op het schip", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2016-09-11 14:01:27
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Word count: 37

Op het schip
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Een vogel klein
Vliegt over de Rijn
En wiegt zijn vleugels
In zonneschijn,
Ziet wijngaardheuvels
En groene vloed
[In gouden gloed.]1
Wat doet dat goed,
Zo hoog verheven
In morgenlucht!
O, kon ik ook2 zweven
In vogelvlucht!

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1 […] Door Lang weggelaten
2 Ook: bij Brahms te zingen als een achtste noot op f2 ten koste van de rust.

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Text added to the website: 2014-06-24 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-25 00:17:06
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Word count: 37