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Schenk mir deinen goldenen Kamm

Language: German (Deutsch)

Schenk mir deinen goldenen Kamm;
Jeder Morgen soll dich mahnen,
Daß du mir die Haare küßtest.
Schenk mir deinen seidenen Schwamm;
Jeden Abend will ich ahnen,
Wem du dich im Bade rüstest,
O Maria!

Schenk mir Alles, was du hast;
Meine Seele ist nicht eitel,
Stolz empfang ich deinen Segen.
Schenk mir deine schwerste Last:
Willst du nicht auf meinen Scheitel
Auch dein Herz, dein Herz noch legen,

Translation(s): ENG FRE NOR

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Present me with your golden comb", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Jésus mendie", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , title 1: "Jesus tigger / gi meg til gylne kam", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:25
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Word count: 69

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Present me with your golden comb

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Present me with your golden comb;
every morning shall remind you
that you kissed my hair.
Present me with your silken sponge;
every night I want to have an idea
for whom you prepare yourself in the bath,
O Mary!

Present me with everything you have;
my soul is without vanity,
I receive your blessing with pride.
Bestow on me your heaviest burden:
don't you want to lay your heart -
also your heart - on my locks,

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2007 by Bertram Kottmann, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2007-01-31.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:20
Line count: 14
Word count: 79