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China Welfare Institute Youth Choir

Updated Song Text


Translations by Stefano Flavoni (2015)
Die Nachtigall (The Nightingale) - Chorus 1 (5-6PM)
Beautiful bird sitting in a tree,
singing so loud and so free!
What kind of bird but the Nightingale
sings so vociferously?
Why would the Nightingale sing up there,
up in the old fig tree?
Only young trees for the Nightingale.
Our bird so small and so free.
Sandmnnchen (The Sandman) - Chorus 2 (6:15-7:15PM)
The little sleeping flowers beneath the pale moonlight,
they slowly rock their petals atop their slender stems.
The treetop seems to speak to us,
It whispers from a dream:
Go to sleep,
go to sleep my baby child,
please go to sleep.
The little birds were singing beneath the bright sunshine,
they finally are resting their tired voices strong.
The cricket in the tuft of grass,
It whispers from a dream:
Go to sleep,
go to sleep my baby child,
please go to sleep.