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Und als ich so lange, so lange gesäumt

Language: German (Deutsch)

Und als ich so lange, so lange gesäumt,
In fremden Landen geschwärmt und geträumt;
Da ward meiner Liebsten zu lang die Zeit,
Und sie nähete sich ein Hochzeitkleid,
Und hat mit zärtlichen Armen umschlungen
Als Bräut'gam den dümmsten der dummen Jungen.

Mein Liebchen ist so schön und mild,
Noch schwebt mir vor ihr süßes Bild;
Die Veilchenaugen, die Rosenwänglein,
Die glühen und blühen, jahraus, jahrein.
Daß ich von solchem Lieb konnt weichen,
War der dümmste von meinen dummen Streichen.

Translation(s): ENG FRE FRE RUS

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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 134.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Pierre Mathé [Guest Editor]


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  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG FRE by Valery Gavrilin.

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Text added to the website: 2008-04-03.
Last modified: 2016-12-02 20:27:21
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Et comme j'avais si longtemps, si...

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Et comme j'avais si longtemps, si longtemps traîné
En pays étranger, m'extasiant et rêvant,
Ma bien-aimée commença à trouver le temps long,
Et elle se cousit une robe de mariée,
Et enlaça de ses bras charmants
Pour en faire son mari, le plus idiot des jeunes idiots.

Ma bien-aimée est si belle et si douce,
Sa douce image plane devant mes yeux,
Yeux de violette, petites joues de rose
Brillent et fleurissent d'un bout à l'autre de l'an.
Que je puisse m'éloigner d'un tel amour,
Fut la plus idiote de mes idioties.

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