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Four Gypsy Songs

Word count: 224

by Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)

Original language: Vier Zigeunerlieder

1. The sky is beaming, so bright and clear

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

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 The sky is beaming, so bright and clear;
 even more brightly do your eyes beam at me.
 You, my rose, gaze into my eyes,
 so that I bless you in my happiness.
 
 The little bird's song resounds with such loveliness, 
 yet my darling sings a much sweeter song.
 You, my rose, gaze into my eyes,
 so that I bless you in my happiness.
 
 The sun kisses the entire world,
 yet your rosy lips kiss me even more warmly.
 You, my rose, gaze into my eyes,
 so that I bless you in my happiness.


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2. Red rosebuds herald the arrival of Spring

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

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 Red rosebuds 
 herald the arrival of Spring.
 Rose-red cheeks
 mean a maiden's first love.
 Little red bird,
 fly off to the red rose!
 The lad is going to the rosy
 maiden to woo her!


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3. Stinging nettles stand at the side of the road

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

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Stinging nettles stand at the side of the road:
envious and hate-filled people surround me, in town and country.
I am envied, hated, slandered - 
and yet it brings me no sorrow,
so long as my sweet darling 
remains true till death.


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4. Dear swallow, little swallow

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Dear swallow, little swallow,
carry forth my little message!
Fly up into the heavens, fly away quickly,
fly off to my darling's house!

If someone asks you from whom you come,
whose messenger you are -
say that you come from a faithful heart
that is almost dying from the pain of separation.


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