by Christian Reinhold (1813 - 1856)
Translation Singable translation by Virginia Woods, Mrs. John P. Morgan

Nachtigall
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA
O Nachtigall,
Dein süßer Schall
[Dringt]1 mir durch Mark und Bein.
Nein, trauter Vogel, nein!
Was in mir schafft so süße Pein,
Das ist nicht dein, --
Das ist von andern himmelschönen,
Nun längst für mich verklungenen Tönen
In deinem Lied ein leiser Widerhall.

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Confirmed with: C. Reinhold, Gedichte, Stuttgart: Carl Mäcken, 1853, page 11.

1 Brahms: "er dringet"

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Nachtegaal", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Nightingale", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Virginia Woods, Mrs. John P. Morgan) , "Nightingale"
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Rossignol", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Usignolo", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2019-01-14 16:56:24
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Word count: 43

Nightingale
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
O nightingale,
Thy plaintive call
Hath wound, hath wound me thro' and thro'.
No! dearest birdling, no!
No sweet pain thou has wak'd anew, 
To thee I owe,
No, it is other, heaven-haunted,
Tones of the Long Ago enchanted,
That thro' thy song in echo softly fall.

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Researcher for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website: 2019-01-14 00:00:00
Last modified: 2019-01-14 17:02:40
Line count: 9
Word count: 47