by Robert Reinick (1805 - 1852)
Translation © by Amelia Maria Imbarrato

Im Fliederbusch ein Vöglein saß
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA POR
  Im Fliederbusch ein Vöglein saß
In der stillen, schönen Maiennacht,
Darunter ein Mägdlein im hohen Gras
In der stillen, schönen Maiennacht.
Sang Mägdlein, hielt das Vöglein Ruh',
Sang Vöglein, hört' das Mägdlein zu,
  Und weithin klang 
  Der Zwiegesang
Das mondbeglänzte Thal entlang.

  Was sang das Vöglein im Gezweig
Durch die stille, schöne Maiennacht?
Was sang doch wohl das Mägdlein [gleich]1
Durch die stille, schöne Maiennacht?
Von Frühlingssonne das Vögelein,
Von Liebeswonne das Mägdelein.
  Wie der Gesang 
  Zum Herzen [drang]2,
[Vergess']3 ich nimmer mein [Lebelang]4!

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First published in Deutscher Musenalmanach auf das Jahr 1837, p. 217.

Confirmed with Robert Reinick, Lieder eines Malers mit Randzeichnungen seiner Freunde, neu herausgegeben von Adolf Bothe, München: Verlag Rösl u. Cie., 1919, page 4

1 omitted by Mangold
2 W. Berger and Mangold: "klang"
3 Dresel: "Vergeß'"
4 in Reinick's later versions (1838, 1844, etc.): "Leben lang" (used by W. Berger and Mangold)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Duet", copyright © 2013, (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 (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Duetto", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Elke Beatriz Riedel) , "Canto a dois", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Duetto
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Tra le fronde di lillà stava un uccellino
nella quieta, dolce notte di maggio,
là sotto, tra l'erba alta, una fanciulla
nella quieta, dolce notte di maggio.
Cantava la fanciulla, l'uccellino stava muto,
cantava l'uccellino, la fanciulla lo ascoltava,
e da lontano si udiva 
il duplice canto,
per tutta la valle risplendente di luna.

Che cosa cantava l'uccellino fra i rami
nella quieta, dolce notte di maggio?
E che cosa mai cantava la fanciulla
nella quieta, dolce notte di maggio?
Del sole primaverile l'uccellino,
delle gioie dell'amore la fanciulla;
come questo canto 
giungeva al cuore,
non lo dimenticherò per tutta la vita.

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