Singable translation by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Lau Kanen

Die Nachtigall, sie war entfernt
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Greek (Ελληνικά) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG GRE ITA
Die Nachtigall, sie war entfernt,
Der Frühling lockt sie wieder;
Was neues hat sie nicht gelernt,
Singt alte, liebe Lieder.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2021, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Michael P. Rosewall) , "The nightingale", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , no title, copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "L'usignolo", copyright © 2008, (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: 4
Word count: 20

De nachtegaal was weggegaan
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
De nachtegaal was weggegaan,
De lente stopt zijn reisjes;
Iets nieuws heeft hij niet opgedaan,
Zingt oude mooie wijsjes.

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Translation of title "Die Nachtigall" = "De nachtegaal"

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This text was added to the website: 2017-06-08
Line count: 4
Word count: 19