by August Wilhelm Schlegel (1767 - 1845)
Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

Lied des transferierten Zettel
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Available translation(s): ITA
Die Schwalbe, die den Sommer bringt,
der Spatz, der Zeisig fein,
Die Lerche, die sich lustig schwingt
bis in den Himmel 'nein.

Der Kukuck, der der Grasmück'
so gern ins Nestchen heckt,
Und lacht darob mit arger Tück',
und manchen Ehemann neckt.


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  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Canzone del foglietto smarrito", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2003-10-22
Line count: 8
Word count: 42

Canzone del foglietto smarrito
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
La rondine, che porta l'estate,
Il passero,il lucherino astuto,
l'allodola, che gioiosa si libra
in alto verso il cielo azzurro.

Il cuculo, che cova volentieri
nel nido della capinera,
e ride di gioia maligna
beffando qualche marito.


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This text was added to the website: 2012-01-16
Line count: 8
Word count: 37