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Lyric Album : Eight graceful lyrics

Word count: 75

Song Cycle by Nelson Illingworth

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7. Lassie with the lips sae rosy [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Buch der Lieder, in Die Heimkehr, no. 50 FRE ITA POL SPA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Michael Balling, Hendrik Joseph van Berckel, Wilhelm Reinhard Berger, Josef Bill, jun., Carl Bohm, Sophie Bohrer, Victor Boos von Waldeck, Frederick Brandeis, Jan Willem Frans Brandts-Buys, Eugen von Buri, Akos von Buttykay, Paul Claussnitzer, G. Czerwinski, Leopold Damrosch, Otto Dresel, Josef Eder, Christian Friedrich Ehrlich, Zdenko Antonín Václav Fibich, Robert Fischhof, Carl Theodor Flodin, Robert Franz, Jan Karol Gall, Gerald M. Ginsburg, Joseph Pasquale Goldberg, Carl Grammann, Friedrich Wilhelm Grund, C. Haase, Albert Ham, Johan Peter Emilius Hartmann, Peter Arnold Heise, Swan Hennessy, Arthur Hervey, Voiczek Ivanovich Hlavác, Gustav Hölzel, George Hoth, Friedrich Gustav Jansen, William Noel Johnson, H. de Jonge, Hugo Richard Jüngst, Carl Katzenberger, Emil Kauffmann, Emil Keller, L. U. Köhler, Henning Karl Adam von Koss, Anna Krause, Theobald Kretschmann, Edmund Kretschmer, B. Kreutzer, Emil Kreuz, Rich. Kriebel, Wenzel Josef Krug-Waldsee, Paul Kuczynski, Fritz Külz, Franz Paul Lachner, Henry J. Lautz, M. Lennard, Franz Anton Leu, Vincenz Angelo Loos, Ernst Löwenberg, Carl Machts, Ida van Malden, Erik Meyer-Helmund, Léonard Pieter Joseph Michielsen, Ferdinand Möhring, Gregor Molitor, Karl Guido Nakonz, Béla Nemes Hegyi, Ernst Niese, Stanisław Niewiadomski, F. R. Pfau, R. A. Pfennig, Ferdinand Pfohl, R. Philipp, Theodor Podbertsky, Franz Poenitz, James P. Prior, August Friedrich Wilhelm Reissmann, Armand Renkin, Yvan Renno, Hans Richard, W. von Richthofen, Franz Ries, Victor, Freiherr von Rokitansky, Arthur Rosenstein, Wilhelm Rosenzweig, Bianca Rossi, Ernst Roters, Louis Samson, Hans Schanzara, J. C. Schmidt, Carl Schotte , Karl Schröder, Wenzel Schwarz, A. Schwoob, Francis George Scott, Heinrich Seligmann, A. von Sigmond, Emil Sjögren, Johan August Söderman, Friedrich Wilhelm Stade, Julius Steenberg, Wilhelm Eugen Stenhammar, Korstiaan Stougie, Carl Streitmann, Stschurovsky, Alajos Tarnay, Ernst Edward Taubert, Eugen von Taund, Ernst Tschiderer, Ladislaus Ungar, Wenzel Heinrich Veit, Johann Vesque von Püttlingen, William Vincent Wallace, Friedrich von Wickede, Ruth Willian, Heinrich Rudolph Willmers, Hugo Wolf, Max Zenger, Johann Baptist Zerlett, J. Zöhrer, Otto Zweig. Go to the text.

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Lassie, with the lips sae rosy,
With the eyne sae saft and bricht,
Dear wee lassie, I keep thinkin',
Thinkin' on thee day and nicht.

Winter nichts are lang and eerie;
Oh, gin I were with thee, dear,
Arms about thee, cracking couthly,
With nae mortal by to hear!

With my kisses I would smother
Thy white hand sae jimp and sma',
And my tears for very rapture
On that wee white hand should fa'.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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