Translation © by Emily Ezust

Die Schwälble ziehet fort, ziehet fort
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Die Schwälble ziehet fort, ziehet fort,
Weit an en andre Ort;
Und i sitz' do in Traurigkeit,
Es isch a böse, schwere Zeit.

Könnt' i no fort durch d' Welt, fort durch d' Welt,
Weil mir's hie gar net, gar net g'fällt!
O Schwälble, komm, i bitt', i bitt'!
Zeig mir de Weg und nimm mi mit!

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "The little swallow flies away", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Chant populaire", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title unknown, copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:53
Line count: 8
Word count: 57

The little swallow flies away
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The little swallow flies away,
Far to another place;
And I sit here in sadness -
It is a bad, difficult time.

If only I could go forth into the world,
for I don't like it here at all!
O little swallow, come, I beg you!
Show me the way and take me with!

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

    Emily Ezust permits her translations to be reproduced without prior permission for printed (not online) programs to free-admission concerts only, provided the following credit is given:

    Translation copyright © by Emily Ezust,
    from the LiederNet Archive -- https://www.lieder.net/

    For any other purpose, please write to the e-mail address below to request permission and discuss possible fees.


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:53
Line count: 8
Word count: 54