Lyrics for some songs and arias

For the release in February 2016 of the CD JSP682, containing Jussi Björling’s 1959 Copenhagen concert and his 1952 Voice of Firestone broadcast, lyrics for songs and arias recorded with him are published on this website for the first time.

Lyrics are provided for all songs and arias on JSP682 except those sung in English, and for some other music performed by Björling. We hope to continue adding material.  All items are first presented in the language Björling used, followed by an English translation of that text, sometimes also by a Swedish one. If he did not sing in the original language, the original text is also included.   

In order to make it easy to follow the singing, the translations are as faithful as possible to the originals, disregarding meter and rhymes. An adaptation to English linguistic and poetic usage, for instance regarding word order, has of course taken place, but the overall intention is to have important words in the text in approximately the same place in the translations.

Translations © Harald Henrysson 2016. Thanks to Sue Flaster for valuable help.


Come un bel dì di maggio

Demanten på marssnön

Die böse Farbe

Die Forelle

Die Mainacht

Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön

En drøm

En svane

Es muss ein Wunderbares sein


Jungfrun under lind

La fleur que tu m’avais jetée

L’alba separa dalla luce l’ombra

Nessun dorma

Skogen sover

Säv, säv, susa

Vladimir's cavatina




New website for the Jussi Björling Society

We would like to wish you a warm welcome to the Jussi Björlingsällskapet's new website: Here you are given good opportunities to delve into the life and work of the singer Jussi Björling. But this website will just be in Swedish.

The old website:, which you are reading now, will remain as a comprehensive archive and will be able to be visited as usual and you can read it in English, click on the British flag.

The new website is intended to be a more up-to-date place for current information from August 2023. 


The Jussi Björling Society

The Jussi Björling Society was founded on January 7, 1989. Its task is to promote interest in and spread knowledge about Jussi Björling, his vocal art, life and career.

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HERE you can quickly become a member of The Jussi Björling Society. You will receive our magazine, newsletters and invitations to events and gatherings. The annual fee for 2022 is 275 SEK.

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Jussi Favourites of the Board Members

Hans Thunström presents his favourite recording.

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The former Jussi

Björling Museum

Jussi Björling Museet

The museum officially closed on January 1, 2021 and is now vacant. We hope that it will later be replaced by a museum in another location.