by Ferdinand Gregorovius (1821 - 1891)
Translation © by Salvador Pila

Liebe Schwalbe, kleine Schwalbe
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE ITA SPA
Liebe Schwalbe, kleine Schwalbe,
Du fliegst auf und singst so früh,
Streuest durch die Himmelsbläue
Deine süße Melodie.

Die da schlafen noch am Morgen,
Alle Liebenden in Ruh',
Mit dem zwitschernden Gesange
Die Versunk'nen weckest du.

Auf! nun auf! ihr Liebesschläfer,
Weil die Morgenschwalbe rief:
Denn die Nacht wird den betrügen,
Der den hellen Tag verschlief.

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Dear swallow", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chère hirondelle", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Enrico Magnani) , "Amata rondine", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Alfredo García) , "Querida golondrina", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 56

Estimada oreneta, petita oreneta
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Estimada oreneta, petita oreneta,
arrenques el vol i cantes de bon matí,
escampant per l’atzur del cel
la teva dolça melodia.

Als que encara dormen al matí,
a tots els amants que reposen,
amb els teus refilets,
els despertes de llur son profund.

Lleveu-vos! Ara! Amants dormilegues,
així que l’oreneta us crida:
car la nit enganyarà
al que dormí durant el dia.

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This text was added to the website: 2014-10-03
Line count: 12
Word count: 62