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Kind! Es wäre dein Verderben

Language: German (Deutsch)

Kind! Es wäre dein Verderben,
Und ich geb' mir selber Mühe,
Daß dein liebes Herz [in Liebe]1
Nimmermehr [für mich]2 erglühe.

Nur daß mir's so leicht gelinget,
[Will]3 mich dennoch fast betrüben,
Und ich denke [manchmal dennoch]4:
Möchtest du mich dennoch lieben!


Translation(s): ENG ENG ENG FRE

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1 White: "für mich"
2 White: "in Lieb"
3 White: "will's"
4 White: "dennoch manchmal"

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Child ! ‑‑ it were thine utter ruin

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Child ! -- it were thine utter ruin,
    And I strive, right earnestly,
That thy gentle heart may never
    Glow with aught like love for me.

But the thought that 'twere so easy,
    Still amid my dreams will move me,
And I still am ever thinking
    That 'twere sweet to make you love me.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Buch der Lieder, in Die Heimkehr, no. 48 FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Boleslav Viktorovich Grodzky, George Henschel, Korstiaan Stougie, Johann Vesque von Püttlingen, Maude Valérie White. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2013-05-09 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:37
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