Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Sitzt a schöns Vögerl aufm Dannabaum
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Sitzt a schöns Vögerl aufm Dannabaum,
tut nix als singa und schrain;
was muß denn das für a Vögerl sain?
Das muß a Nachtigall sain!

Noan, mai Schatz, das is koan Nachtigall,
noan, mai Schatz, das darfst nit glaubn;
koan Nachtigall schlägt auf oanam Dannabaum,
schlägt in a Haselnußstaudn.

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Michael P. Rosewall) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "'t Vogeltje zit in de sparrenboom", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 49

Un bel oiseau est posé sur un sapin
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Un bel oiseau est posé sur un sapin,
Il ne fait rien que chanter et crier ;
Quelle sorte d'oiseau est-ce donc ?
Ça doit être un rossignol !

Non, mon trésor, ce n'est pas un rossignol,
Non, mon trésor, ne crois pas ça ;
Pas un rossignol ne chante sur un sapin,
Ils chantent dans les noisetiers.

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This text was added to the website: 2013-04-21
Line count: 8
Word count: 58