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Die Geige sang, da tanzten wir zusammen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Geige sang, da tanzten wir zusammen.
An seiner Schulter lag mein junges Haupt
Und meine Hände bebten in den seinen,
Doch nicht in Qual! Der gold'ne Reif des Glücks
Lag drückend fast um meine Kinderstirn,
Und selig lächelnd kämpft' ich mit dem Weinen.

Translation(s): ENG

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-09-17.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:27
Line count: 6
Word count: 44

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The violin sang and we danced together

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

The violin sang and we danced together.
Upon his shoulder rested my young head
And my hands trembled in his,
But not in agony!  The gold ring of happiness
Lay almost heavily about my childish brow,
And smiling blissfully I battled with tears.

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English song title (Hermann): The violin sang
English song title (Thudichum): The violin sang and we danced together


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Text added to the website: 2014-01-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:27
Line count: 6
Word count: 43