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One morning in the flower garden

Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)

One morning in the flower garden 
a blind girl came to offer me 
a flower chain in the cover of a lotus leaf.

I put it round my neck, 
and tears came to my eyes.

I kissed her and said, 
"You are blind even as the flowers are.

"You yourself know not how beautiful is your gift."

Translation(s): GER SPA SWE

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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, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG SPA SWE by Hanns Eisler.
  • Also set in Spanish (EspaƱol), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG SWE GER by Manuel M. Ponce.
  • Also set in Swedish (Svenska), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG SPA GER by Viking Dahl.

Text added to the website: 2004-01-17.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:03
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