by Hugo Conrat (1845 - 1906)
Translation © by Lau Kanen

Liebe Schwalbe, kleine Schwalbe
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FIN FRE ITA
Liebe Schwalbe, kleine Schwalbe,
Trage fort mein kleines Briefchen!
Flieg zur Höhe, fliege schnell aus,
Flieg hinein in Liebchens Haus!

Fragt man dich, woher du kommest,
Wessen Bote du geworden,
Sag, du kommst vom treusten Herzen,
Das vergeht in Trennnungsschmerzen.

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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)

  • by Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897), "Liebe Schwalbe, kleine Schwalbe", alternate title: "Liebe Schwalbe, kleine Schwalbe", op. 112 (Sechs Quartette für S., A., T. und B. mit Pianoforte) no. 6 (1891), published 1892 [SATB quartet and piano], from the collection Vier Zigeunerlieder, no. 4, Leipzig, Peters [
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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Dear swallow, little swallow", copyright ©
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Milla Valkeasuo) , title 1: "Rakas pääsky, pieni pääsky", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Chère hirondelle, petite hirondelle", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Rondine cara, piccola rondine", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Lieve zwaluw, kleine zwaluw
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Lieve zwaluw, kleine zwaluw,
Breng gauw weg mijn kleine briefje!
Vlieg omhoog vlug, vlieg heel snel uit,
Vlieg naar ’t huis toe van mijn bruid!
 
Vraagt men je, waar je vandaan komt,
Wie je daarheen heeft gezonden,
Zeg: van hem kom ‘k jou iets geven
Die bezwijkt aan ’t eenzaam leven.

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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2015 by Lau Kanen, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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