by Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884)
Translation © by Salvador Pila

Die Liebe saß als Nachtigall
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FIN FRE
Die Liebe saß als Nachtigall
Im Rosenbusch und sang,
Es flog der wundersüße Schall
Den grünen Wald entlang.

Und wie er klang, da stieg im Kreis
Aus tausend Kelchen Duft,
Und alle Wipfel rauschten leis',
Und [leise]1 ging die Luft;

Die Bäche schwiegen, die noch kaum
Geplätschert von den Höh'n,
Die Rehlein standen wie im Traum
Und lauschten dem Getön.

Und hell und immer heller floß
Der Sonne Glanz herein,
Um Blumen, Wald und Schlucht ergoß
Sich [goldig rother]2 Schein.

Ich aber zog den Weg entlang
Und hörte auch den Schall --
Ach, was seit jener Stund' ich sang,
War nur sein Wiederhall.

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Confirmed with Emanuel Geibel, Gedichte, Vierte Auflage, Berlin: Verlag von Alexander Duncker, 1845, page 72.

1 C. Schumann: "leiser"
2 Backer-Grøndahl: "goldigrother"

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in Danish (Dansk), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Agathe Ursula Backer-Grøndahl.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (David Kenneth Smith) , no title, copyright © 1996, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Rakkauden taikaa", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Magie de l'amour", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

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L’amor s’estava, com el rossinyol
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the German (Deutsch) 
L’amor s’estava, com el rossinyol,
als rosers i cantava,
el dolç, meravellós so voleiava
al llarg del bosc verdejant.

I mentre ressonava, pujava en cercles
la flaire de mil calzes,
totes les capçades mormolaven suaument
i lleuger bufava el vent;

els rierols emmudien, els que, a penes,
encara xarbotaven dels tossals,
els cabirolets restaven immòbils com en somnis
i escoltaven el ressò.

I brillant, sempre més brillant,
hi abatia la lluïssor del sol,
per les flors, el bosc i la gorja hi vessava
una resplendor vermellenca i daurada.

Jo però vaig passar al llarg del camí
i també vaig sentir el ressò.
Ai! el que des d’aquell moment he cantat
és tan sols el seu eco.

About the headline (FAQ)

Translation of title "Liebeszauber" = "La màgia de l’amor"

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