Translation © by Lau Kanen

Holder klingt der Vogelsang
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FIN FRE HEB IRI ITA
Holder klingt der Vogelsang,
Wann die Engelreine, 
Die mein [Jünglingsherz]1 bezwang,
Wandelt durch die Haine.

Röther [blühen]2 Thal und Au,
Grüner wird der Wasen,
[Wo die Finger meiner Frau
Maienblumen]3 lasen.

Ohne sie ist alles todt,
Welk sind Blüt' und Kräuter;
Und kein Frühlingsabendroth
Dünkt mir schön und heiter.

Traute, minnigliche Frau,
Wollest nimmer fliehen;
Daß mein Herz, gleich dieser Au,
Mög' in Wonne blühen!

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Ludewig Heinrich Christoph Hölty. Neu besorgt und vermehrt von Johann Heinrich Voss. Hamburg, bei Carl Ernst Bohn. 1804, pages 175-176.

Note: This is the version as published by Voß. The initial version of this poem, according to Hölty's manuscript, has one more stanza and is quite different (see below).

1 Mendelssohn: "junges Herz"
2 Schubert: "blühet"
3 Schubert: "Wo mir Blumen, rot und blau, / Ihre Hände"

Note: According to Neue Gesamtausgabe Schubert set only stanzas 1 and 2, in his autograph he crossed out the repeat mark at the end.


Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Another version of this text exists in the database.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Minnelied", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Delightfully sound the birdsongs", copyright ©
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant d'amour", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) (Tsippora Samberg) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , no title, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Antonio Zencovich) , "Canzone d'amore", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2019-01-25 11:44:03
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Word count: 65

Minnelied
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Heerlijk klinkt de vogelzang,
Als mijn lief, mijn leven,
Die mijn jeugdig hart innam,
Wandelt door de dreven.

Roder bloeien dal en wei,
Groener wordt  de aarde
[Waar mijn lieve vrouw in mei
Lentebloemen gaarde.]1

Zonder haar is alles dood,
Kwijnen bloem en kruiden;
En geen lenteavondrood
Kan mij vreugd bereiden.

Lieve, liefelijke vrouw,
Wil toch nooit meer weggaan;
Dat mijn hart, als deze gouw,
Moge blij in bloei staan!

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1 Schubert: "Waar zij bloemen allerlei / Met haar hand vergaarde."

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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2005 by Lau Kanen, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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Text added to the website: 2005-12-15 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:16
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Word count: 70