by Ferdinand Gregorovius (1821 - 1891)
Translation © by Alfredo García

Liebe Schwalbe, kleine Schwalbe
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE ITA SPA
Liebe Schwalbe, kleine Schwalbe,
Du fliegst auf und singst so früh,
Streuest durch die Himmelsbläue
Deine süße Melodie.

Die da schlafen noch am Morgen,
Alle Liebenden in Ruh',
Mit dem zwitschernden Gesange
Die Versunk'nen weckest du.

Auf! nun auf! ihr Liebesschläfer,
Weil die Morgenschwalbe rief:
Denn die Nacht wird den betrügen,
Der den hellen Tag verschlief.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Dear swallow", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chère hirondelle", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Enrico Magnani) , "Amata rondine", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Alfredo García) , "Querida golondrina", copyright © 2004, (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: 12
Word count: 56

Querida golondrina
Language: Spanish (Español)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Querida golondrina, pequeña golondrina,
vuelas y cantas tan temprano,
expandiendo por el azul del cielo
tu dulce melodía.

A los que aún duermen por la mañana,
a todos los plácidos enamorados,
con tus gorjeantes cantos
despiertas a los extasiados.

¡Vamos, arriba!, amantes dormilones,
que la golondrina de la mañana os llama:
pues la noche engañará
al que durmió el claro día.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Spanish (Español) copyright © 2004 by Alfredo García, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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This text was added to the website: 2004-04-19
Line count: 12
Word count: 61