by Oscar von Redwitz-Schmölz (1823 - 1891)
Translation © by David Arkell

Waldvögelein! Wie singst du heut'
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Waldvögelein! Wie singst du heut' 
So [herziglieb]1, wie nie zuvor! 
Möcht' fliegen ja vor lauter Freud'
Ein Vöglein hoch zu Gott empor! 

Hast du denn auch heut' über Nacht 
Dein Frühlingslieb im Traum gesehn? 
Waldvögelein gieb du nur Acht! 
Mit dir und mir wird was geschehn!

A. Bruckner sets stanza 1

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1 Bruckner: "herzlichlieb"


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Little forest bird!
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Little forest bird!  
You sing today with such loving sweetness as never before!
In sheer delight a little bird might even
Fly up high to God! 

So did you also see today 
Your spring lover in a dream at night?
Just be careful, little forest bird!
Something will happen with you and me!

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"Juchhe" = "Hurrah"
"Waldvögelein!" = "Little forest bird!"
"Waldvöglein" = "Little forest bird"


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