by Ferdinand Gregorovius (1821 - 1891)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Liebe Schwalbe, kleine Schwalbe
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE ITA SPA
Liebe Schwalbe, kleine Schwalbe,
Du fliegst auf und singst so früh,
Streuest durch die Himmelsbläue
Deine süße Melodie.

Die da schlafen noch am Morgen,
Alle Liebenden in Ruh',
Mit dem zwitschernden Gesange
Die Versunk'nen weckest du.

Auf! nun auf! ihr Liebesschläfer,
Weil die Morgenschwalbe rief:
Denn die Nacht wird den betrügen,
Der den hellen Tag verschlief.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Dear swallow", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chère hirondelle", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Enrico Magnani) , "Amata rondine", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Alfredo García) , "Querida golondrina", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Chère hirondelle
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Chère hirondelle, petite hirondelle,
Tu voles haut et tu chantes si tôt,
Semant à travers le bleu du ciel
Ta douce mélodie.

Ceux qui dorment encore dans le matin,
Tous les amants qui se reposent,
Avec le gazouillis de tes chants
Tu les réveilles de leur sommeil.

Debout ! debout maintenant ! amants endormis,
Ainsi l'hirondelle appelle :
Car la nuit trompera
Celui qui dort pendant le jour brillant.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2012 by Guy Laffaille, (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: 2012-03-25 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:50
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Word count: 69