Singable translation by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Michael P. Rosewall

Die Nachtigall, sie war entfernt
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Greek (Ελληνικά) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG GRE ITA
Die Nachtigall, sie war entfernt,
Der Frühling lockt sie wieder;
Was neues hat sie nicht gelernt,
Singt alte, liebe Lieder.

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Michael P. Rosewall) , "The nightingale", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , no title, copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "L'usignolo", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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The nightingale
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The nightingale was far away,
But the spring has tempted her once again;
She has not learned anything new,
So sings old, beloved songs.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2011 by Michael P. Rosewall, (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: 2011-05-02 00:00:00
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