Die Weihnachtsnachtigall (Traditional)

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Editor: James W. Keefe (submitted 2012-08-27).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages   Copyright: Personal
Arranger: James W. Keefe
Edition notes:

General Information

Title: Die Weinachtsnachtigall
Composer: Anonymous (Traditional)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularCarol

Language: German
Instruments: a cappella
Published: 2008

Description: Traditional Carol

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Original text and translations

English.png English translation

The Christmas Nightingale

1. Sweet nightingale awake; Awake, you beautiful little bird
On those green sprigs, awake briskly without a breath!
To the little child, chosen one, born today, half frozen,
Sing! Sing! Sing! Sing! to the delicate little Jesus!

2.Fly hither to the small manger, fly hither feathered little sister,
Let your beak chirp gracefully, sing nightingale how fine!
To the little child, joyously sing, sound sweetly, swing little wings,
Sing! Sing! Sing! Sing! To the delicate little Jesus!