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Three Songs for Soprano, Piano and String Quartet

Word count: 44

Song Cycle by John Joseph Becker (1886 - 1961)

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3. 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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