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Six Songs

Word count: 135

Song Cycle by Charles Braun (1868 - ?)

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1. Love's philosophy [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: English

Translation(s): FRE FRE GER GER

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  • FRE French (Fran├žais) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


The [fountains mingle]1 with the River 
  And the Rivers with the Ocean,
The winds of Heaven mix for ever
  With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single;
  All things by a law divine
In one [another's being]2 mingle.
  Why not I with thine? -

See the mountains kiss high Heaven
  And the waves clasp one another;
No sister-flower would be forgiven
  If it disdained its brother;
And the [sunlight clasps]3 the earth
  And the moonbeams kiss the sea:
What [are all these kissings]4 worth
  If thou kiss not me?


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1 Gounod: "fountain mingles"
2 Delius: "spirit meet and"
3 Gounod: "sunbeams clasp"
4 Delius: "is all this sweet work"; Gounod: "are all these kisses"

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2. I fear thy kisses [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: English

Translation(s): GER RUS

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I fear thy kisses, gentle maiden;
  Thou needest not fear mine;
My spirit is too deeply laden
  Ever to burden thine.
                           
I fear thy mien, thy tones, thy motion;
  Thou needest not fear mine;
Innocent is the heart's devotion
  With which I worship thine.


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