by Theodor Storm (1817 - 1888)
Translation © by Elisabeth Siekhaus

Das macht, es hat die Nachtigall
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG ENG FIN FRE ITA POR
[Das]1 macht, es hat die Nachtigall
Die ganze [Nacht]2 gesungen;
Da sind von ihrem süssen Schall,
Da sind in Hall und Widerhall
Die Rosen aufgesprungen.
 
Sie war doch sonst ein wildes [Kind]3,
Nun geht sie tief in Sinnen,
Trägt in der Hand den Sommerhut
Und duldet still der Sonne Glut
Und weiß nicht, was beginnen.

Das macht, es hat die Nachtigall
Die ganze Nacht gesungen;
Da sind von ihrem süssen Schall,
Da sind in Hall und Widerhall
Die Rosen aufgesprungen.

C. Nostitz sets stanzas 2-?

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1 Watkinson: "Es"; further changes may exist not noted above.
2 Hasse: "Tag" (from Hofmeister); further changes may exist not noted above.
3 Berg: "Blut"

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "El rossinyol", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • ENG English (Elisabeth Siekhaus) , "The nightingale", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "L'usignolo", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Elke Beatriz Riedel) , "O rouxinol", copyright © 2011, (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 10:01:51
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The nightingale
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
It is because the nightingale
Sang all night long;
From her sweet noise,
In echo and re-echo,
The roses have sprung up.

She was such a tomboy before,
Now she goes in deep thought,
Carries in her hand her summer hat
And bears silently the sun's glow
And doesn't know what to do.

It is because the nightingale
Sang all night long;
From her sweet noise,
In echo and re-echo,
The roses have sprung up.

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Text added to the website: 2008-06-14 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:44
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Word count: 75