by Anna (Nuhn) Ritter (1865 - 1921)
Translation Singable translation by J. A. Homan

Ein Vöglein singt im Wald
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT FRE
Ein Vöglein singt im Wald,
Singt Lieb' und Leiden,
Ich weine für mich hin -
Du willst ja scheiden.

Viel Rosen blühen roth,
Ich pflücke keine -
Brauch weder Schmuck noch Zier,
So ganz alleine.

Hab' dich so lieb gehabt
Und willst doch wandern,
Suchst nun dein' Fröhlichkeit,
Dein Glück bei Andern.

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (August Matthijs) , title 1: "Een Voglijn zingt in 't Woud"
  • ENG English [singable] (J. A. Homan) , title 1: "A bird in the wood"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Un oiseau chante dans la forêt", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:47
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A bird in the wood
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
A bird sings in the wood
Of love and sorrow;
I weep in lonely mood,
Thou wilt forsake me!

Red roses blossom there,
Not one I gather;
No flowers can I wear
So sad and lonely!

My love is but for thee,
And still wilt wander?
How couldst thou happy be
With others yonder?

From the Van der Stucken score.

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Researcher for this text: Hanne-Joost Peeters

Text added to the website: 2009-02-15 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:07
Line count: 12
Word count: 54