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Wave that wand'rest singing by

Language: English

Wave that wand'rest singing by,
Bearing leaves and flow'rs with thee,
To the lady of my heart,
Waft a benison from me.

Wind that rov'st around the grove,
Kissing [every]1 flower nigh,
I'll send thee on a sweeter search,
Bear my own true love my sigh!

Bark that show'st my graven words,
Thine be yet a happier lot,
May'st thou meet my Maiden's eye,
Bidding her: Forget me not!


Translation(s): GER

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1 Bennett: "ev'ry"

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Welle, gleitest singend fort

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Welle, gleitest singend fort,
Blatt und Blüthe schwimmt mit dir;
Bringe meiner Augenlust,
Einen süssen Gruss von mir.

Lüftchen säuseln um den Hain,
Küsset Blum' und Schäferin;
Geh zu schönem Liebchen mein,
Trag ihm meine Seufzer hin!

Rind' in die ich Worte schnitt,
Bessres weiht dir Dankes Pflicht;
Liebchens Auge sollst du sehn;
Flüsternd ihm: "Vergiss mein nicht!"


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  • by William Sterndale Bennett (1816 - 1875), "Welle, L├╝ftchen und Rinde", alternate title: "Vergiss mein nicht", op. 23 (Sechs Gesänge für 1 Singstimme mit Pianoforte) no. 3, published 1842 [voice and piano], Leipzig, Kistner, also set in English [
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