by Friedrich Rückert (1788 - 1866)
Translation Singable translation by E. Buek

O ihr Herren
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
O ihr Herren, o ihr werten
großen reichen Herren all!
Braucht in euren schönen Gärten
ihr denn keine Nachtigall?

Hier ist eine, die ein stilles
Plätzchen sucht die Welt entlang.
Räumt mir eines ein, ich will es
euch bezahlen mit Gesang.

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "O, gij heren", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (John Glenn Paton) , "O you gentlemen", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (E. Buek)
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Ô vous Messieurs", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Margo Briessinck

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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:48
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Worthy sirs, of all nations
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Worthy sirs, of all nations,
Rich and great in any pale,
On your grounds, your fine possessions,
Do ye want a nightingale?

Here is one who's humbly seeking
But a home the world along.
Grant me one, I pray,
And I'll gratefully pay you with my song.

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Researcher for this text: Hanne-Joost Peeters

Text added to the website: 2009-02-24 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:09
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