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Dein bin ich, mein treues Lieb

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Dein bin ich, mein treues Lieb,
Dein und ohne Wanken,
Dein mit jedem Herzensschlag,
Jeglichem Gedanken!

Lehne dich an diese Brust,
Hart gequält vom Kummer;
Lulle mit der Liebe Hauch
All ihr Leid in Schlummer!

Weg den süßen Mund; mich brennt
Seine Purpurröthe!
Weg das Auge, daß mich nicht
Himmelswonne tödte!

Was ist Leben liebeleer?
Nacht ist's ohne Morgen!
Wenn der Liebe Sonne scheint,
Fliehen Noth und Sorgen.

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Robert Burns' Gedichte, deutsch von W. Gerhard, Mit des Dichters Leben und erläuternden Bemerkungen, Leipzig, Verlag von Joh. Ambr. Barth, 1840, page 280.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2015-05-04 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2015-05-04 10:27:01

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Word count: 68

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I am yours, my faithful love

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

I am yours, my faithful love,
Yours and unchangingly,
Yours with every heartbeat,
Every thought!

Lean against this breast,
Which is sorely tried by anguish;
With the breath of love, lull
All its sorrow into slumber!

Away with your sweet lips; I am burned
By their crimson redness!
Away with your eyes, so that I am not
Slain by heavenly bliss!

What is life devoid of love?
It is a night without a morning!
When the sun of love shines,
Miseries and anxieties flee.

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About the headline (FAQ)

Translations of title(s):
"Dein bin ich" = "I am yours"
"Dein mit jedem Herzensschlag!" = "Yours with every heartbeat!"
"Mein treues Lieb Nancy" = "My faithful love, Nancy"


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Text added to the website: 2017-04-04 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2017-04-04 10:56:08

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Word count: 84