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I fear thy kisses, gentle maiden

Language: English

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.


Translation(s): GER RUS

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Submitted by Emily Ezust

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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)

Settings in other languages or adaptations:

  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Konstantin Dmitrevich Bal'mont (1867 - 1942) , no title GER by Anton Stepanovich Arensky.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown RUS by George John Bennett.

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Last modified: 2015-03-21 15:17:51
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