Did you know you can support the Archive by hiring us for concert-program-ready text and translation documents, securing permissions, and new translations? Please spread the word!

The LiederNet Archive
This website stores both public-domain AND copyright-protected material.
It is illegal to copy and distribute material marked copyright without permission.

Was zwitscherst du, lieb' Vögelein

Language: German (Deutsch)

Was zwitscherst du, lieb Vögelein,
So frühe schon im Garten?
Du rufst den Frühling schon herein,
Du kannst ihn kaum erwarten.
Du flatterst jubelnd ihm voran,
Du streust ihm Lieder auf die Bahn:
O Vöglein, sei willkommen!

Nicht lange mehr, lieb Vögelein,
Dann muss es Frühling werden.
Es hat gefegt der Sonnenschein
Den Schnee schon von der Erden.
Die Primel blüht, das Veilchen auch,
Die Knospe quillt an Baum und Strauch:
O Vöglein, sei willkommen!

Submitted by Sharon Krebs


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2008-02-16.

Notes about what "text verified" means can be found here.

Gentle Reminder
This is a personal project that I began in 1995. I receive no salary for my full-time work on it, and aside from ad revenue and copyright fees, the Archive was supported financially last year by about 0.03% of our visitors. So if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust, Founder
I also have a wishlist at Amazon.ca.

Classical Vocal Reprints
[ Download entire catalogue here ]